Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting 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 product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
Animal Products to Korea
Export certificates to Korea MUST BE endorsed prior to shipping date. Korea will not recognize certificates dated post shipping.
The following information must be included on all export certificates for products to Korea:
If some of this information (other than the name of product and species of origin) is not available at the time the prepared certificate is provided to the endorsing Area Office, the exporter should leave this area of the certificate blank, and request the Area Office to hold the unsigned certificate until the information is available. Once this information is available, the exporter should contact the Area Office, and request that it be added to the certificate, prior to endorsement. Final endorsement must still be provided prior to the shipping date noted on the certificate.
Korea determines the shipping date by looking at the bill of lading. If this date is different than the shipping date noted on the export certificate, the Korean importer will need to explain the discrepancy to the Korean authorities, and products may encounter difficulties entering the country. If this date is prior to certificate endorsement, Korea will not accept the product. Products shipped to Korea prior to obtaining an export certificate will be denied entry into Korea. APHIS will not be able to gain release of the product.
Korea will not accept product that transships countries such as China unless Korea will accept the import of the products directly from those countries. This applies even if the shipments do not clear customs in the third countries. Exporters should use extreme caution when not shipping products directly from the United States to Korea, and APHIS should not endorse certificates for shipments transshipping countries affected by foot-and-mouth disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza to Korea. Note - vessels may stop at ports in these countries for re-fueling, but the container may not leave the ship during these stops.
Blood: Fetal bovine serum - June 2014 (pdf 21kb)
Blood: Porcine Spray Dried Blood - June 2017 (pdf 15kb)
Certificate of Non-Use of BSE Vector Material from Designated Countries - August 2013 (pdf 109kb)
Collagen/Gelatin: Hide/Skin-derived collagen or gelatin - March 2021 (pdf 122kb)
Cosmetic Materials for Pharmaceutical Production, and Related Products Containing NO Ruminant-Origin Ingredients Other than Dairy - February 2005 (pdf 11kb)
Egg Products: Egg Shells (for Human Consumption) - January 2015 (pdf 18kb)
Egg Products: Eggs Shells Intended for Ornamental Purposes Only - June 2006 (pdf 10kb)
Egg Products: Inedible Egg Products Other than Shells - January 2015 (pdf 16kb)Hides and Skins from Cloven-Hoofed Animals - February 2008 (pdf 25kb)
Hydrolyzed Porcine Protein - derived from swine intestines or intestinal mucosa - November 2017 (pdf 46kb)
Hydrolyzed Poultry Protein - derived from poultry hearts and/or livers - April 2014 (pdf 21kb)
Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals Containing Bovine Ingredients - July 2010 (pdf 26kb)
Non-Human Primate (NHP) Materials for Laboratory Use - January 2017 (pdf 23kb)
Pet Food and Treats (Freeze-Dried) - July 2006 (pdf 10kb)
Pet Foods (including Fish Food, Nutritional Supplements and Digests) Containing Animal-Origin Ingredients
Tallow: Inedible Beef Tallow - February 2004 (pdf 4kb)
Tallow: Ingredient in Food Products for Human Consumption - March 2012 (pdf 18kb)