CT_Animal_france

France


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

Animal Products

Live Animals


France - Summary of Requirements for Animals

France is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the link to the European Union. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

Bovine Semen

  • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - April 2015 (pdf 78kb)
  • Bovine Semen Model 2 - Bilingual health certificate for bovine semen collected, processed and stored before 31 December 2004 and dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected. - November 2011 (pdf 73kb)
  • Bovine Semen Model 3 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center   


Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine Embryos Annex II - Health certificate for in vivo-derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - August 2013 (pdf 62kb)
  • Bovine Embryos Annex II - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (eligible for intra-Community trade). Bilingual English-French - August 2013 (pdf 53kb)
  • Bovine Embryos Annex IV - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center (excluded from intra-Community trade). Bilingual English-French - August 2013 (pdf 51kb)

 
Equine Semen


Swine 

  • Breeding swine - Bilingual health certificate - June 2015 (pdf 84kb)


Poultry


Reptiles

Commercial Reptiles

Commercial reptiles (not pet):  Bilingual health certificate

Pet reptiles not intended for sale  

Travelers may bring their pet reptiles from the United States of America into France under the following conditions:

  • Each family is limited to 2 reptiles;
  • The animals are not to be sold under any circumstances
  • Pet reptiles are admitted upon presentation, at the port of entry into France of a bilingual health certificate issued not more than five days prior departure and signed by an official veterinarian (3)
  • PETS ONLY - Pet Rodents, Lagamorphs, Insectivores (Solendontidae, Soricidae, Nesophontidae, Tenrecidae, Chrysochloridae), Dermoptera (lemurs), Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians (English and French) (pdf 22kb)
  • The reptiles must be free of any clinical sign of disease, in particular lesion of the skin


Live Annelids

  • Live Annelids - Only a commercial document is required (no health certificate)

 



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