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Cats

Country: United States of America

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Importing country requirements

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

Note that the requirements to import live animals into the State of Hawaii and the island territory of Guam are subject to locally imposed quarantine requirements. You should consult the separate MICoR entries for Hawaii and Guam.

Information about the process required to import cats 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 import of exotic cat breeds such as Bengals may be restricted and require a Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) permit. You should consult the US Fish and Wildlife Service website carefully for further information.

Note: 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

As required by the importing country.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

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

Return to australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department of Agriculture'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 entry

Importing country website.

Entry last reviewed 24 December 2019


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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:21 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:39 PM