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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).
This country accepts USDA APHIS digital endorsement. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) can be printed out directly from VEHCS and does NOT have to be mailed back to you.
IMPORTANT:The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. The health certificate can be printed directly from VEHCS.
Note: Exporters interested in sending horses to Jamaica should request an import permit from the Ministry of Industry Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Veterinary Services Division and follow the instructions provided.
Note: Jamaica has banned the importation of live birds and hatching eggs originating from states where detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in commercial poultry. Please check with your Veterinary Export Trade Services (VETS) Endorsement Office to confirm the HPAI status of the state from which the commodities originate in order to determine eligibility for export.
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock and/or germplasm, 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.