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
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature
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.
Ivory Coast - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
The Director of Veterinary Services for Cote d’Ivoire has confirmed acceptance of the VS Form 17-6, “Certificate for Poultry or Hatching Eggs for Export” for use in trade of U.S. origin poultry, hatching eggs and day-old chicks, with the addition of the following two bilingual statements:
1.) The birds from which the poultry are derived were not raised or processed within a 10 km radius of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) /
Les volailles de proviennent d’oiseaux qui n’ont pas été élevés ou traités dans
un rayon de 10 km de foyer d’influenza aviaire hautement pathogène (IAHP).
2.) An import permit issued by the Veterinary Services of Côte D’Ivoire is required. /
Un permis d’importation délivré par la Direction des Services Vétérinaires
de Côte d’Ivoire est requis.
Here is an example of a VS Form 17-6 for export of U.S. poultry to Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast):
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.