Laws and Regulations

Control of Communicable Diseases; Importation of Human Remains

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

African Rodents

Control of Communicable Diseases; Restrictions on African Rodents, Prairie Dogs, and Certain Other Animals (42 CFR 71.56)
Federal Register notice

See also Bringing an African Rodent into the United States and The African Rodent Ban.


Notice of Embargo of Civets
May 3, 2005. On the CDC SARS site

See also Bringing a Civet into the United States.

Foreign Quarantine Regulations