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 South Africa
Important information regarding trade bans and other restrictions - September 2020 (pdf 176kb)
South Africa has notified APHIS that they will not accept VS Form 16-4. Certificates for animal products exported to South Africa should be issued on letterhead.
South Africa develops very specific import requirements for each shipment of a product coming from a particular manufacturer. The AVIC endorsing a health certificate for a shipment going to South Africa should ask for a copy of the import permit to ensure that all the requirements have been met. Each import permit is good only for one shipment. The following certificates should be valid for the products listed below, regardless of manufacturer. However, it is still a good idea to check the import permit.
Ban - Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) - April 2014 (pdf 12kb)
Bile Salts for Pharmaceutical Use - September 2005 (pdf 10kb)
Caseine, Caseinate or Milk-Protein for Human Consumption Derived from Milk Products Imported from FMD Infected Countries - September 2007 (pdf 45kb)
Feathers & Down (raw & processed) - May 2011
Hides & Skins - March 2013
Non-Animal Origin Products - April 2019 (pdf 100kb)
Wool & Mohair - June 2012
Milk and Milk-Based Products for Animal Consumption - November 2014 (pdf 68kb)
Milk and Milk-Based Products for Human Consumption - February 2020 (pdf 134kb)