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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).
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).
Note: All health certificates for U.S. origin animals and animal genetics destined to Turkey (with the exceptions of bovine semen* and day-old poultry**) must be endorsed by APHIS no more than two (2) days prior to export. Exporters are advised to schedule health certificate endorsement with theirlocal USDA APHIS Endorsement Officeaccordingly.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey has imposed
trade restrictions on U.S. origin poultry, day-old chicks, and hatching eggs
from the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana,
Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North
Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin,
due to HPAI.
**Note: Day-old poultry certificates must be issued by the USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS on page 6 within 10 days of departure. The USDA accredited veterinarian must issue Part III. Supplementary health information addendum (page 7) no more than two (2) days prior to export.
APHIS Registered Aquaculture Export Facility approval is required for the Aquaculture Animals for Farming, Relaying, or Put and Take Fisheries, and/or Intended for Open Ornamental Facilities health certificate.
Directive 2006/88/EC - On page 52 is the list of species susceptible to EHN,
Bonamia exitiosa, Perkinsus marinus, Microcytos mackini, taura syndrome, yellowhead disease, VHS, IHN, KHV, ISA, Marteilia refringens, Bonamia ostreae, and white spot disease.
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.