Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
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.
Switzerland- Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Switzerland is not part of European Union (EU), but has adopted EU legislation for import of most species of live animals, semen, and embryos. Switzerland will accept an English-only health certificate. For species/commodities not listed below, please refer to the European Union website.
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 - April 2015
Bovine Semen Model 2 - Health certificate for bovine semen collected, processed and stored before 31 December 2004 and dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected - November 2011
Bovine Semen Model 3 - Health certificate for bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center - November 2011
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For species not listed here or on the European Union page, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, 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.