Birds: animal health certificates for export

New procedure: Export of pet birds to the US

Due to a detection of high pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in an exhibition farm in Canada, exports of pet birds will now require an import permit issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a Canadian veterinary health certificate. Any pet birds originating from, or travelling through, the restricted zone will also require a 30 day quarantine in the US.

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N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Algeria

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1444 (amended 2006-04-28)

Argentina

  • Pet birds
    HA3013 - Certificate presently not available
  • Poultry hatching eggs
    HA1366 (amended 2013-11-08)
  • Day old poultry
    HA2981 (2017-05-23)

Australia

  • Turkey hatching eggs
    HA1570 (amended 2021-08-18)
  • Chicken hatching eggs
    HA2958 (amended 2021-08-18)

Azerbaijan

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA3056 (2019-04-05)

B

Bahrain (Kingdom of)

  • Pigeons
    HA2469 (2009-02-04)
  • Captive caged birds
    HA2905 (2015-11-09)

Bangladesh

  • Poultry hatching eggs
    HA2955 - Certificate presently not available
  • Day old chicks
    HA2289 - Certificate presently not available

Barbados

  • Captive caged birds
    HA2355 (amended 2011-03-01)
  • Day old ducklings
    HA3015 (2018-03-01)
  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1486 (amended 2018-02-28)

Belize

  • Pet birds
    HA3026 (2018-08-03)

Brazil

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1526 (Amended 2024-04-19)
  • Ornamental and pet birds for non-commercial purposes
    HA2568 Certificate presently not available
  • Poultry hatching eggs
    HA2122 – Certificate presently not available

C

Cayman Islands

  • Captive Cage Birds
    HA3017 (2018-04-05)

Chile

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1490 (amended 2011-12-09)
  • Day old poults/turkey hatching eggs
    HA1959 (2011-12-28)

China

  • Poultry or poultry hatching eggs
    HA2258 – Certificate presently not available

Colombia

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1579 – Certificate presently not available

Costa Rica

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1853 (amended 2023-06-30)
  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA1525 (amended 2023-06-30)
  • Pet Birds
    HA2708 – Certificate presently not available

Cuba

  • Gallinaceous birds
    HA2591 Certificate presently not available
  • Hatching eggs
    HA2440 Certificate presently not available
  • Swans
    HA2661 Certificate presently not available

Curaçao

  • Birds
    HA3161 (2021-10-08)

D

Dominican Republic

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1580 – Certificate presently not available

E

Egypt

  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA2326 (amended 2011-03-30)

Eurasian Economic Union

  • Day old chicks, turkey poults, ducklings, goslings, ostrich chicks and hatching eggs
    HA2657 (amended 2016-07-06)

European Union

Due to HPAI in the Atlantic, export to the EU is suspended from the restricted zone in Nova Scotia.

Canadian exporters are required to use the Trade Control and Expert System New Technology (TRACES NT) as of January 15, 2022, for export certificates for all food and animal commodities destined to the EU. For more information about TRACES, refer to the CFIA web page Exporting food and animal products to the European Union.

Note: pet birds are not certified through TRACES NT and will continue to be certified for export using paper certificates.

Exporters are required to complete Part I of the appropriate certificate in TRACES NT and continue to request export services (inspection and certificate issuance) from their local CFIA office.

Export certificates are accessed through the TRACES NT and are listed below.

If you are planning an export, contact the Animal health offices in your area to get further information.

Note: only the specific certificates listed on Merlin/CFIA public websites for export of a particular commodity to the European Union (EU) are to be endorsed by CFIA veterinarians. A number of other certificates, which are not listed on Merlin/CFIA public websites, exist within the EU system (TRACES NT). These certificates should not be submitted by exporters for CFIA endorsement. If a certificate which is not listed on Merlin/CFIA public website is submitted, it will be refused endorsement by the CFIA veterinarians.

  • Captive birds other than racing pigeons
    2022/37 (2021/403) Animal health certificate for entry into the Union of captive birds other than racing pigeons immediately released after entry – MODEL CAPTIVE-BIRDS OTHER THAN RACING PIGEONS
  • Breeding or productive poultry other than ratites
    (2021/403) Animal health/official certificate for entry into the Union of breeding poultry other than ratites and productive poultry other than ratites – MODEL BPP
  • Day-old chicks other than ratites
    (2021/403) Animal health/official certificate for entry into the Union of day-old chicks other than ratites – MODEL DOC
  • Hatching eggs from poultry other than ratites
    (2021/403) Animal health/official certificate for entry into the Union of hatching eggs of poultry other than ratites – MODEL HEP
  • Less than twenty (20) poultry or hatching eggs (other than ratites)
    (2021/403) Animal health/official certificate for entry into the Union of less than 20 heads of poultry other than ratites – MODEL POU-LT20
  • Pet birds
    HA2417 (Amended 2022-01-18)
    Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

F

France

  • Birds for shows and competitions
    HA2394 – Certificate presently not available
  • Birds from zoo to zoo
    HA2395 – Certificate presently not available

G

Georgia

  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA2602 (2011-02-08)
  • Pet Birds
    HA3165 (2021-11-19)

Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

  • Birds
    HA2486 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Birds other than poultry
    HA3110 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Breeding or productive poultry other than ratites
    HA3112 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Day old chicks other than ratites
    HA3113 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Hatching eggs of poultry other than ratites
    HA3114 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Less than twenty (20) poultry or hatching eggs (other than ratites)
    HA3111 (Amended 2024-04-12)
  • Pet Birds
    HA3115 (Amended 2024-04-12)

Grenada

  • Ducks/ducklings
    HA2945 (amended 2017-04-13)

Guatemala

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1867 (Amended 2015-04-30)
  • Day old ducklings / Duck hatching eggs
    HA3012 – Certificate presently not available
  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA1523 – Certificate presently not available

H

Haiti

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA2838 (amended 2020-02-11)

Honduras

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1587 (amended 2020-09-08)

Hong Kong

  • Pet birds
    HA1885 (amended 2014-01-29)
  • Transhipment of day-old chicks
    HA2980 – Certificate presently not available

I

India

  • Day old poultry
    HA2325 – Certificate presently not available

Iran

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1924 (amended 2017-05-31)

Israel

  • Day old poultry/Hatching egg
    HA1834 – Certificate presently not available

Ivory Coast

  • Day old poultry
    HA2967 – Certificate presently not available

J

Japan

  • Day old chicks
    HA1545 (amended 2014-12-03)
  • Non-poultry birds
    HA2213 (amended 2016-06-17)

Jordan

  • Birds
    HA2842 (2014-01-13)

K

Kenya (Republic of)

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1588 – Certificate presently not available

Korea (Republic of)

  • Birds other than poultry
    HA2357 (amended 2024-05-22)
  • Day olds/poultry hatching eggs
    HA2312 – Certificate presently not available

Kuwait

  • Birds
    HA3035 (Amended 2022-08-25)

L

Lebanon

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA2519 (2009-08-20)

M

Mexico

  • Day old chicks
    HA1810 (amended 2018-01-18)
  • Songbirds and caged birds
    HA1770 (amended 2012-02-06)
  • Wild Birds
    HA2855 (amended 2018-04-25)
  • Poultry hatching eggs
    HA2925 (amended 2018-04-16)

Morocco (Kingdom of)

  • Birds other than poultry
    HA3023 – Certificate presently not available
  • Day old ducklings
    HA3158 (Amended 2022-08-31)
  • Day old poults
    HA2155 – Certificate presently not available
  • Hatching turkey eggs
    HA2156 – Certificate presently not available

Myanmar

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA2982 – Certificate presently not available

N

Nepal

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1591 (2017-08-28)

New Zealand

  • Hatching eggs of chickens (gallus gallus) and turkeys
    HA1451 (amended 2015-07-28)

Nigeria

  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA1520 – Certificate presently not available

Norway

  • Day-old poultry
    HA1616 – Certificate presently not available

P

Pakistan

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1045 – Certificate presently not available

Panama

  • Day old chicks and hatching eggs
    HA1593 (amended 2017-05-11)
  • Pet birds (psittaciformes)
    HA2587 – Certificate presently not available

Philippines

  • Birds
    HA2386 (Amended 2022-07-04)
  • Day old chicks and hatching eggs
    HA1594 (Amended 2022-07-04)

S

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

  • Hatching eggs/day old poultry/birds
    HA1909 (amended 2023-08-08)

Saudi Arabia

  • Day-old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1887 – Certificate presently not available

Singapore

  • Pet birds
    HA2686 – Certificate presently not available

South Africa

  • Birds
    HA2749 – (Amended 2024-01-03)
  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA2314 – Certificate presently not available
  • Day old ducklings
    HA3027 – Certificate presently not available
  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA2327 – Certificate presently not available
  • Racing Pigeons
    HA2375 – Certificate presently not available

Sri Lanka

  • Pet birds
    HA2704 – Certificate presently not available
  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1602 – Certificate presently not available

Sudan

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA2806 (2013-02-13)

T

Taiwan

  • 5 Birds or less
    HA2717 (2012-07-10)
  • 5 Birds or more
    HA2718 (2012-07-10)
  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1827 (amended 2022-12-05)
  • Land fowl
    HA2716 (amended 2021-06-16)
  • Waterfowl
    HA1862 (amended 2018-04-26)

Thailand

  • Birds
    HA2671 – Certificate presently not available
  • Pigeons
    HA3018 (amended 2024-05-16)

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Day old ducklings
    HA2231 (amended 2022-05-04)
  • Non-poultry birds
    HA1806 (amended 2022-11-28)
  • Poultry hatching eggs
    HA2577 (2010-06-09)
  • Duck hatching eggs
    HA2897 (amended 2022-05-04)

Tunisia

  • Day old poults/hatching eggs
    HA1563 (amended 2007-10-22)

Türkiye

  • Day-old chicks other than ratites
    HA1534 (Amended 2022-08-12)
  • Hatching eggs other than of ratites
    HA2012 (Amended 2023-09-26)

Turks and Caicos

  • Pet birds
    HA2852 (2014-05-16)

U

United Arab Emirates

  • Day-old chicks
    HA2167 (2020-03-02)
  • Hatching eggs
    HA2166 (2020-03-02)
  • Live birds
    HA3182 (2022-08-30)
  • Live captive falcons
    HA2479 (amended 2022-08-22)

United States

  • Important procedures for importing pet birds from Canada
  • Import requirements for birds entering Alaska from Canada
  • Birds
    HA1945 (amended 2024-04-26)
  • Columbiformes
    HA3216 (2024-02-26)
  • Conservation bird hatching eggs
    HA3060 (2019-05-06)
  • Day-old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA1942 (amended 2022-06-08)
  • Pet Birds
    HA2874 (amended 2023-01-13)
  • Poultry
    HA1943 (amended 2024-02-28)
  • Poultry for immediate slaughter
    HA2013 – Certificate presently not available
  • Raptors
    HA3059 (amended 2021-03-03)
  • Ratites hatching eggs
    HA2941 (amended 2019-07-02)
  • Ratites
    HA1774 (amended 2019-07-02)
  • Ratites for immediate slaughter
    HA2940 (amended 2019-07-02)
  • Wild caught birds/hatching eggs
    HA2449 (amended 2024-04-12)
  • Zoo birds
    HA3061 (amended 2024-04-22)

Uruguay

  • Day old chicks/hatching eggs
    HA1174 (amended 2009-02-09)

Uzbekistan

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA2966 (2017-03-29)

V

Venezuela

  • Turkey hatching eggs
    HA1863 – Certificate presently not available

Y

Yemen

  • Day old poultry/hatching eggs
    HA3215 (2023-02-27)

Z

Zimbabwe

  • Pigeons
    HA3073 (2020-06-30)