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Kuwait


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.


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Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).

However, this country requires USDA to ink-sign and emboss the health certificate. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) must be mailed back.

IMPORTANT: The endorsed health certificate (paper, not electronic) must accompany the shipment. The endorsed health certificate will be returned by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

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Equine

Note: For horses, an import permit is required from the Kuwait Animal Health Department, Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources and the import permit number should be written on the veterinary health certificate.

Note: Only stallions need EVA testing.  All horses must be identified by a microchip and the microchip number should be written on the veterinary health certificate.

Cattle

Sheep and Goats

Poultry

Note: Effective October 8, 2018, Kuwait has placed a temporary ban on the import of all kinds of live birds and poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from the State of California.

For export of live birds, live poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from anywhere else in the United States to Kuwait: Exporters should verify with the importer/importing officials that these commodities will be allowed entry into Kuwait prior to shipping. 

Birds (non-Poultry)

Note: Effective October 8, 2018, Kuwait has placed a temporary ban on the import of all kinds of live birds and poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from the State of California.

For export of live birds, live poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from anywhere else in the United States to Kuwait: Exporters should verify with the importer/importing officials that these commodities will be allowed entry into Kuwait prior to shipping. 

Other Animals

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 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.


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