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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 product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Iraq - Summary of Requirements for Animals


Effective, August 16, 2015 Iraq has restricted trade of US birds, poultry, day-old chicks, hatching eggs due to concerns about HPAI.  These US commodities may not be shipped from the following states:  AR, CA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MO, MN, MT , ND, NE, OR, SD, WA, WI, or WY.


US exporters wishing to export from other states should obtain an import permit and should indicate the state of origin of the commodity on the export documents.




The following requirements are those listed in the ASPCA booklet entitled "Traveling With Your Pet".
Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinary good health certificate, which should include a certification of a rabies vaccination.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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