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American Samoa (AS)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

An import permit is required.

Information about the process required to import pet birds into the United States of America from Australia can be found on the Department’s website or by referring to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website. This is important as the process for bringing your pet bird into the United States (US) involves multiple agencies and it is critical that you meet all requirements for each of them.


The importation of live animals into American Samoa may be subject to locally imposed quarantine requirements. Contact the Department of Agriculture in American Samoa for more information.

Refer to these and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

As required by the importing country.

Special conditions

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move birds out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International wildlife trade requirements. There is specific guidance for non-commercial wildlife trade for public exhibition, scientific research, conservation breeding and personal use.


Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine or isolation requirements and you should check this.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and info​rmation.

Entry last reviewed 23 June 2021.

Latest updates

17/04/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 18/04/2023 9:28 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:41 PM