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


Ukraine has notified USDA that they require all manufacturers/exporters of animal by-products (intended for purposes other than human consumption) to be listed in the European Union (EU)’s TRACES system.  Consignments from facilities not listed on TRACES will be rejected.*  This means facilities must meet not only the requirements of the below certificate but also the EU requirements for the exported commodity.  Listing on TRACES does not necessarily mean that the relevant certificate required by Ukraine is endorsable.  For more information, including on how to become listed on TRACES (after verification of meeting pertinent EU requirements), please contact your local Veterinary Services service center.  The list of facilities currently on TRACES is available at (Click on “United States” and then select the appropriate facility type under “Animal by-products” on the left on your screen).

*Ukraine has made an exception for companies that were successfully exporting the product into Ukraine prior to September 20, 2015.  Companies that are not listed in the appropriate section of TRACES but that did successfully export consignments into Ukraine prior to September 20, 2015 should have their Ukrainian importer verify prior to shipment with the port of entry into Ukraine that they are already included on Ukraine’s list of approved establishments.

Important information regarding trade bans on various products - July 2010 (pdf 11kb)

Food and Agriculture Import Regulations and Standards - 2005 Summary from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service - January 2006 (pdf 680kb)

Bile Guidance Document - January 2012 (pdf 81kb)

Bile Veterinary Certificate - January 2012 (pdf 148kb)

Gelatin (not intended for human consumption), hides, horn-hoof, furs, sheep pelt, lambskin, goat underfur raw material, wool, haircoat, horsehair, down and feather of chicken, duck, goose, and other species veterinary certificate - April 2004 (pdf 146kb)

Milk and milk products

Pet Food, Animal Feed, and Feed Additives Registration Process - October 2003 (pdf 8kb)

Pet Food (Veterinary Certificate) - January 2010 (pdf 163kb)

Spray dried feed and feed additives of animal origin - April 2004 (pdf 166kb)

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