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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

Animal Products to India

India currently prohibits the importation from any country (including the United States) all products of avian or porcine origin (except processed pig bristles). This prohibition is a response by the Indian government to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the world.

In order for many animal origin products to be imported into India, the Indian importer must obtain an import permit from the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries (DADF), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The DADF issued import permit will generally state import requirements.

Animal feed additives containing no animal origin ingredients - March 2006 (pdf 10kb)

Dairy Products for Human Consumption - March 2004 (pdf 4kb)

Fish food/shrimp feed - December 2006 (pdf 10kb)

Hides & Skins - Treated - June 2009 (pdf 10kb)

Rendered meals - July 2005 (pdf 21kb)



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