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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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China


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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.


This country allows USDA Accredited Veterinarians to use USDA’s online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) to complete some health certificates.

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital endorsement varies by species see below for more information
The health certificate either bears the original ink signature and embossed seal or digital signature/seal
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the USDA Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found below. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE: The printed paper endorsed health certificate must accompany each shipment. For digitally endorsed health certificates, USDA Accredited Veterinarians can print the health certificate from VEHCS once it is endorsed. For non-digitally endorsed health certificates, you can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

Note: Beijing is not currently allowing the importation of aquatic animals.  Please arrange for aquatic animals to arrive at a different Chinese port of entry.  Other animals are now allowed entry. 

Equine

** Although this health certificate is available as a fillable PDF file, it must be submitted to APHIS for endorsement via the Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS). This means a hard copy of the health certificate and required supporting documents (e.g. test results) cannot be submitted by mail or in person for review and finalization.  Instructions on accessing VEHCS and submitting the health certificate and supporting documents to APHIS.  When submitting a PDF file through VEHCS, it is preferred that the issuing Accredited Veterinarian sign the document using the ADOBE signature options, rather than printing, signing and scanning, for optimal quality resolution.

Note: To submit the completed health certificate and required supporting documentation to APHIS via VEHCS as a completed PDF file, click here (https://pcit.aphis.usda.gov/pcit/faces/signIn.jsf ).  When submitting a PDF file through VEHCS, it is preferred that the issuing Accredited Veterinarian sign the document using the ADOBE signature options, rather than printing, signing and scanning, for optimal quality resolution.

Cattle

Note: Only People’s Republic of China health certificate is approve the health certificates for the export of bovine semen and embryos from USA to PRC.  When filing the health certificate form please use the Tab key to move from field to field.  Do NOT use the Enter key.

Please note before bovine semen and embryos are eligible for export, the collection facilities must be inspected by Chinese officials.

Current list of China approved bovine embryo and semen collection and production facilities - January 2015 until 2018

Swine

Note: As of March 9, 2011 China requires temporary attestation for novel A/H1N1 flu.  As of August 1, 2014 China requires negative PCR test results for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV) during quarantine.

Poultry

Note: For all of the above poultry health certificates, this format is required by AQSIQ.

Aquatic Animals

APHIS Registered Aquaculture Export Facility approval is required for crustaceans, finfish, and ornamental aquaculture AS WELL AS inclusion on China’s approval list: China - List of US Approved Facilities**

**Do not change the page to English, but click on the underlined link to see the list (in English).

Note: If you are exporting such animals to China and are not registered with APHIS, please contact your local Service Center to start the registration process.  

A list of acceptable species allowed import into China:

美国

U.S.

鱼类

Acanthuridae

刺尾鲷科

Alopiidae

长尾鲨科

Apogonidae

天竺鲷科

Aulopodidae

仙鱼科

Balistidae

鳞鲀科

Brachaeluridae

长须鲨科

Carcharhinidae

真鲨科

Odontaspididae/Carchariidae

锥齿鲨科

Chaetodontidae

蝴蝶鱼科

Ginglymostomatidae

绞口鲨科

Gobiidae

鰕虎鱼科

Hemiscylliidae

天竺鲨科

Labridae

隆头鱼科

Orectolobidae

须鲨科

Osteoglossidae

骨舌鱼科

Parascyllidae

斑鳍鲨科

Pomacanthidae

盖刺鱼科

Pristiophoridae

锯鲨科

Pseudochromidae

准雀鲷科

Rajidae

鰩科

Serranidae

鮨科

Sparidae

鲷科

Sphyrnidae

双髻鲨科

Squalidae

角鲨科

Squatinidae

扁鲨科

Stegostomatidae

豹纹鲨科

Syngnathidae

海龙科

Opistognathidae

后颌鱼科

Blenniidae

鳚科

Siluridae

鲶科

Potamotrygonidae

魟科

Gymnotidae

裸背鱼科

Polypterus

多鳍鱼科

Triakidae

皱唇鲨科

棘皮类

Asteroidea

海星

甲壳类

Porcellanidae

磁蟹科

Hippolytidae

藻虾科

腔肠类

Actiniaria

海葵目

Cerianthria

角海葵目

Sabellidae

缨鳃虫科

爬行类

Chelydridae

鳄龟科

Dermatemydidae

泥龟科

Kinosternidae

动胸龟科

Pelomedusidae

侧颈龟科

Testudinidae

陆龟科

Trionychidae

鳖科

两栖类

Leptodactylidae

细趾蟾科

Microhylidae

姬蛙科

多孔动物

Clionidae

穿贝海绵科


Research / Laboratory Animals

Note: For all of the above health certificates, this format is required by AQSIQ.

Other Animals

Note: This format is required by AQSIQ.

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 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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