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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 which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.

Animal Products

Live Animals


Animal Products to Japan

*ALERT* Important information regarding trade bans and other outbreak-related restrictions on various products - October 2018 (pdf 2.23mb)

*ALERT REGARDING MAILING SERVICES (E.G. FED EX, UPS, ETC) * 
Important information regarding animal-origin materials shipped via carrier services - March 2012 (pdf 44kb)

Prior to shipment, exporters should have their importers confirm with the Japanese animal quarantine office (Animal Quarantine Service) at the port of entry that all necessary paper work is in order.

*When a consignment is on hold in Japan* Steps to follow (includes contact information for Japanese Animal Quarantine Service offices) - December 2015 (pdf 60kb)

*ALERT REGARDING AFFIDAVIT-BASED CERTIFICATES* 
Important Information for Affidavit-Based Declarations on Certificates for Exports to Japan - November 2009 (pdf 144kb)

NOTE: The below articles (other than the “ Cervid products including deer, elk, caribou and moose products” article) do not apply to cervid-origin products.

Commodities not listed below or When there is Doubt Which Certification Requirements Apply - September 2012 (pdf 34kb)

Animal fats including tallow and lard (but not including fish oil) - June 2007 (pdf 14kb)

Blood products (originating from animals other than birds) exported for technical purposes other than animal feeding - January 2018 (pdf 97kb)

Blood products (originating from birds) - September 2015 (pdf 94kb)

Blood-porcine blood (spray-dried) intended for animal feeding 


Casings (bovine) - August 2015 (pdf 11kb)

Cervid products including deer, elk, caribou and moose products - June 2011 (pdf 12kb)

Chicken meat powder (spray-dried) for the manufacture of pet food [See Poultry meat powder (spray-dried) for the manufacture of pet food] 

    Collagen powder (poultry-origin) - October 2009 (pdf 11kb)

    Dairy products - intended for human consumption

    Dairy products for animal consumption (not including retort processed or extruded pet food/treats) containing no animal origin ingredients other than those of dairy-origin

    Dairy products for animal consumption (not including retort processed or extruded pet food/treats) containing dairy plus other animal origin ingredients

    Dairy products for purposes other than human or animal consumption

    Diagnostic test kits containing bovine serum and imported bovine brain - December 2011 (pdf 13kb)

    Dicalcium phosphate (animal origin) - January 2006 (pdf 53kb)

    Egg Powder intended for animal consumption

    • Option One - use this option when the Japanese importer has not verified with the port of entry into Japan that heat processing certification is adequate to remove requirement for avian influenza certification. - May 2017 (pdf 25kb)
    • Option Two - use this option when the Japanese importer has verified with the port of entry into Japan that heat processing certification is adequate to remove requirement for avian influenza certification. - December 2011 (pdf 18kb)


    Egg products for technical research purposes (does not include products for consumption nor egg shells for ornamental purposes) - May 2017 (pdf 26kb)

    Egg shells - blown (not disinfected) egg shells intended for ornamental purposes - July 2012 (pdf 18kb)

    Egg shells - blown (disinfected) egg shells intended for ornamental purposes - August 2012 (pdf 25kb)

    Feathers - June 2012 (pdf 16kb)

    Feeds and supplements (for animals) - NOT of Animal-Origin - July 2011 (pdf 35kb)

    Feeds and supplements (for animals other than horses) containing no animal origin ingredients other than gelatin, vitamin D3, dicalcium phosphate, milk products, and/or animal fat (other than bovine fat) - [For information on pet foods and treats, see Pet food, chews, and treats] (animal-origin) - July 2017 (pdf 32kb)

    Feeds and supplements for horses - July 2017 (pdf 29kb)

    Fish oil - June 2007 (pdf 12kb)

    Fishmeal - October 2009 (pdf 16kb)

    Game trophies (finished) - April 2008 (pdf 19kb)

    Gel bone (bovine derived) intended for the production of gelatin/collagen for food use - April 2015 (pdf 19kb)

    Gel bone (bovine derived) intended for the production of gelatin/collagen for pharmaceutical use - April 2015 (pdf 20kb)

    Gelatin and collagen for purposes other than human consumption (bovine derived) - November 2015 (pdf 17kb)

    Gelatin and collagen for purposes other than human consumption (swine derived) - November 2009 (pdf 12kb)

    Gelatin for human consumption (bovine derived) - August 2015 (pdf 11kb)

    Gelatin for human consumption (swine derived) - November 2009 ( pdf 12kb)

    Hair (including fur and wool) - April 2013 (pdf 16kb)

    Hides (fresh/frozen/refrigerated) - April 2015 (pdf 12kb)

    Hides (treated) - April 2015 (pdf 12kb)

    Horse feed and supplements - See Feeds and supplements for horses

    Pet food, chews, and treats (animal-origin)

    Placentas for commercial purposes (including pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes) - May 2010 (pdf 12kb)

    Poultry based fertilizer - June 2005 (pdf 12kb)

    Poultry meat powder (spray-dried) for the manufacture of pet food

    Processed animal products (e.g. bovine brain acetone powder) for research purposes - November 2009 (pdf 12kb)

    Processed animal proteins for use in animal feed and pet food - PROHIBITED (exceptions apply) - August 2011 (pdf 42kb)

    Rodent carcasses (not including samples for research)

    Trophies (See Game trophies)

    Wool - See Hair (including fur and wool)



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