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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Uruguay - Summary of Requirements for Animals



Effective December 24, 2003, cattle from the United States are banned due to a risk of BSE.



3/22/2016: Uruguay will now accept imports of live birds and hatching eggs from all states in the U.S., with the exception of Indiana. **An import permit is required for all export shipments of poultry to Uruguay.**

  • Poultry - Day-old Chicks and Hatching Eggs Health Certificate - March 2016 (pdf 78kb)

For species not listed, 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.


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