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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 animals into the United States of America can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

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

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.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

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

Statement of Origin

Some authorities may not recognise or accept a foreign document until it is notarised. The statement of origin for the importation of cats and dogs into American Samoa must be notarised by an Australian Notary Public.

Refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller website for more information about how to have your Australian documents notarised for use overseas.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department’s requirements for importing live animals into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information. Entry last reviewed 22 June 2021.

Latest updates

08/07/2021 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:36 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:41 PM