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Import Alert:  Breeding Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Yak (Bos grunniens) Now Eligible for Import from Canada into the United States

Import Alert:  Breeding Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Yak (BogrunniensNow Eligible for Import from Canada into the United States

Issuance Date: December 9, 2022

Effective Date: Immediately      

Effective immediately, breeding water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and yak (Bos grunniens)are eligible for import from Canada. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requires an import permit for importation of these animals. The shipment must also be accompanied by a health certificate endorsed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The importer/ transporter must contact the Northern Border Port of entry at least 14 days in advance to arrange inspection details if the animals are transported by land. Full import requirements, including a list of approved ports of entry, are available on the APHIS Live Animal Imports webpage USDA APHIS | Import of Live Water Buffalo and Yak

Information for the import of water buffalo and yak from Canada for immediate slaughter may also be found on this webpage.

For any questions regarding this type of import, please contact Dr. Alexandra MacKenzie at (301) 851-3300, Option 2 or e-mail .