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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

Brazil - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Brazil requests that imports of animals, semen, and embryos must be accompanied by a health certificate in Portuguese, as of August 1, 2003.







The Shipment of the Animals page (VIII) for the horse health certificates listed below, are signed by the Port Veterinarian at the time of embarkation.



Effective February 6, 2015, Brazil is suspending any imports of live birds including day old chicks. Exports of hatching eggs and SPF eggs from USA must be accompanied by an additional document issued by an accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS VS.

Informative notes:

  • Exporters should verify if production facilities are included on the list of farms previously approved to export to Brazil. MAPA keeps a list of approved facilities. To add farms on the list please provide the following information to MAPA-DSA-CTQA through APHIS-VS.

    I – name and complete address of the qualified farm in the country of origin

    II – yearly production capacity of the qualified farm in the country of origin, and

    III – description of health control programs conducted at the breeding farm qualified for export, certified by the veterinary service of the country of origin.

The point of entry in the country will be restrained to the International Airport of Viracopos in the city of Campinas or Guarulhos due to the procedures that must be carried out while unshipping the material. The point of entry must be the one authorized on the import permit.


Other Avians


Effective February 6, 2015, Brazil is suspending any imports of live birds

  • Dogs and Cats - Model Health Certificate - July 2014 (pdf 23kb)

Informative notes:

An import permit from Brazil is required for pet birds and any other pets other than dogs and cats

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm 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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