(a) No person shall import a live dog from any part of the world into the States for
purposes of resale unless the dog is accompanied by an import permit issued by APHIS
and is imported into the States within 30 days after the proposed date of arrival
stated in the import permit.
(b) An application for an import permit must be submitted to the Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service, Animal Care, 4700 River Road Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737–1234
or though Animal Care's Web site (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/). Application forms for import permits may be obtained from Animal Care at the address
(c) The completed application must include the following information:
(1) The name and address of the person intending to export the dog(s) to the States;
(2) The name and address of the person intending to import the dog(s) into the States;
(3) The number of dogs to be imported and the breed, sex, age, color, markings, and other
identifying information of each dog;
(4) The purpose of the importation;
(5) The port of embarkation and the mode of transportation;
(6) The port of entry in the United States;
(7) The proposed date of arrival in the States; and
(8) The name and address of the person to whom the dog(s) will be delivered in the States
and, if the dog(s) is or are imported for resale for research purposes, the USDA registration
number of the research facility where the dog will be used for research, tests, or
(d) After receipt and review of the application by APHIS, an import permit indicating
the applicable conditions for importation under this subpart may be issued for the
importation of the dog(s) described in the application if such dog(s) appears to be
eligible to be imported. Even though an import permit has been issued for the importation of a dog, the dog
may only be imported if all applicable requirements of this subpart and any other
applicable regulations of this subchapter and any other statute or regulation of any
State or of the United States are met.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0379)
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