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IRegs for LIVE Animals

Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal will be exported, the area in which your office is located.


HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

Italy is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the European Union web page. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.

Cattle

  • Bovine Embryos
    • Bovine embryos, Annex II - Bilingual health certificate for in vivo-derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - November 2013 
    • Bovine embryos Annex III - Bilingual Health Certificate: In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (eligible for intra-Community trade). August 2013
    • Bovine embryos Annex IV - Health Certificate:  In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center (excluded from intra-Community trade). August 2013 
  • Bovine Semen
    • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - June 2015 
    • Bovine semen Model 3 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center  

Other Animals

Note: The import of Mauremide caspica, Chelydra serpentina and Macroclemmis temminchi species is prohibited. 

  • Commercial rabbits/hares

Note: Exporters must obtain an import permit from the Italian Ministry of Health. Requests can be made to: l.presutti@sanita.it. 

Pets

Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.


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