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

Animal Products

Live Animals

Ecuador - Summary of Requirements for Animals

To be able to export animals, semen or embryos to Ecuador, an import permit must be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture of Ecuador. This import permit must be presented to the Accredited Veterinarian and/or to the AVIC office in the corresponding State before starting the testing process of the animals. Import permit is not require for dogs and cats

Health certificates for animals, animal semen and animal embryos imported into Ecuador must be typed or done by a word processor.



  • Bovine Semen - Health Certificate - November 2014 (pdf 49kb)
  • Bovine Embryo - Protocol and health Certificate- April 2015 (pdf 71kb)
  • Cattle - Health Certificate - December 2014 (pdf 121 kb)


  • Swine - May 2014 (pdf 55kb)

Avian Species

Effective immediately, Ecuador has banned the importation of all  live poultry from the entire United States.

Dogs and Cats

  • Dogs- November 2015 (pdf 13kb)
  • Cats-  February 2016(12kb)


  • Horses - January 2013 (pdf 52kb)
  • Horses - Returning after competition in USA - February 2013 (pdf 104kb)

Laboratory Animals


Zoo Animals

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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