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 to Poland
Poland is a member of the European Union. The EU has harmonized import requirements for certain animal origin products. For harmonized protocols, please refer to the general information file for the European Union.
Information specific to Poland is included below.
*When a consignment is on hold in Poland* Steps to follow - June 2014 (pdf 21kb)
*When there is Doubt Which Certification Requirements Apply* Steps to follow - June 2014 (pdf 13kb)
Language Requirement for Certificates
Poland generally requires certificates for consignments from the United States to be in both English and Polish. [Some border inspection posts (BIPs) may be willing to accept English certificates even without official translations-exporters should have their importers confirm with the BIP prior to shipment if English certificates are acceptable.] In cases where the BIP requires the certificate to be in Polish, the importer can obtain an "official" translation of English certificates from any licensed translation service in Poland. In these cases, after APHIS endorses the English version, the U.S. exporter can send the certificate via a courier service to the importer who can then have the translation service attach the Polish translation prior to presentation to the Polish BIP when the consignment arrives. If the importer has questions about whether a particular translation service in Poland is licensed, they should check with the pertinent BIP. Alternatively, the exporter can work with their importer to create a truly bilingual version of the certificate prior to presentation to APHIS for endorsement.
Diagnostic and research samples - June 2014 (pdf 12kb)