Laws and Regulations
This page contains information on Importation of Human Remains Final Rule, which clarified definitions and codified current policy. Federal Register updated on July 15 and effective on August 15, 2020.
Legal Authorities for Animal Importation
For information about the legal authorities governing animal importation, please see the Laws and Regulations page on the Quarantine and Isolation site.
Laws and Regulations Related to Animal Importation
Notice of Embargo of Civets
May 3, 2005. On the CDC SARS site
Foreign Quarantine Regulations
This policy statement clarifies that chemical products used to disinfect and decontaminate items associated with transportation or quarantine of nonhuman primates under 42 CFR § 71.53 must be labeled as tuberculocidal, virucidal, and bactericidal. This policy statement became effective on July 26, 2022.More
This page contains notice of a temporary suspension of the importation of dogs from countries classified by CDC as high risk for dog rabies. This includes dogs arriving from countries NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months. Notice issued on June 14, 2021.More
This page contains notice of a temporary suspension of the importation of dogs from Egypt. This includes dogs originating in Egypt that are imported from any other countries if the dogs have lived in those countries for less than 6 months. Federal Register updated on May 10, 2019.More
This page contains information clarifying that CDC now interprets “rabies-free” in the context of its dog importation regulations (42 CFR Parts 71.51) to mean “canine rabies virus variant-free.” Federal Register updated on January 31, 2019.More