Please see attached information about APHIS's system for electronic issuance and endorsement of paper health certificate, called VEHCS. For health certificates issued and endorsed using this system, the health certificates will not contain pen-and-ink (wet) signature(s) nor the raised/ embossed APHIS seal. The attached contain this information as well as guidance for ATA members about how to check if VEHCS is accepted using APHIS websites. I have included a signed PDF as well as a word document as I was not sure which format was best for distribution to your membership.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Shanna Siegel, DVM, MPH, Director of Live Animal Exports, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services - Strategy and Policy
P: 301-851-3455 and C: 240-563-2178