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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Animal and Animal Products

Animal and Animal Products

Includes live animals, semen, embryos and materials derived from animals or exposed to animal-source materials such as animal tissues, blood, cells or cell lines of livestock or poultry origin, RNA/DNA extracts, hormones, enzymes, microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. In addition, animal materials including dairy products (except butter and cheese), and meat products (e.g., meat pies, prepared foods) from countries with livestock diseases exotic to the U.S.

If you are importing a pet dog or cat, please do not apply for an import permit and contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for requirements.


Live Dogs (resale or research)

If you are importing live dog(s) for resale, whether through commercial sale or adoption, please visit How to Bring Dogs into the United States for Commercial Sale or Adoption for important information about live dog imports. 

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