How to export live animals


How to export live animals?


This post explains export process of live animals, government rules to export live animals, different precautions to be taken care to export live animals, export documentation for live animals.


If you would like to export live animals, detailed general information on how to export has been mentioned in separate article. Learning export process for live animals makes easier to you if you can go through the said post.


export live animalsAfter choosing your export product as live animals, terms of payment and terms of delivery are agreed with your overseas buyer along with other terms and conditions and issue Proforma invoice, in turn you receive export order for live animals followed by purchase order from your overseas buyer. The terms of payment for your export contract could be advance payment, Documents against Acceptance DA, Documents against Payments DAP, or under Letter of Credit LC, and the terms of delivery for your export of live animals might be EX-Works, FOB, CFR, CIF, DAP, DDP or any other Inco terms. The finance against export can be arranged from your bank for preshipment packing creditor post shipment finance against export orders for live animals. Insurance can be arranged against credit risk and about other risks involved in export of live animals. After quality check (QC), proper packing is arranged with Palletization or Crating if required. Type of container is decided if export shipment of live animals is on FCL basis otherwise LCL if mode of shipment of live animals is by sea. Export invoice, export packing list ,certificate of origin (GSP – Generalized System of Preference) and other documents are prepared based on the purchased order or LC to export live animals. After completion of export customs clearance either by exporter or his Customs broker, Bill of Lading or AWB is issued by carrier, if consolidator involved, HAWB or HBL is issued. The documents for export of live animals is discounted, arrange for collection or negotiated if export of live animals is on  Letter of credit  basis.


Any importer or exporter of live animals should know HTS code (HS code) of their export product. live animals falls under HS code (HTS code) 01.  Click here to know 6 digit HS code of your export product.    In India live animals are classified under ITC code (Indian Tariff Code) chapter 01. Click here to know 8 digit ITS code, if you export or import from (to) India.



An export permit from either exporting country or importing country (or both) has to be obtained for export or import of live animals. Such export permit to export live animals is issued as per foreign trade policy of exporting country or importing country. You may contact concerned authority to collect accurate information to export live animals from your country.


 The above information is a part of Import Export Training course online


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Karthikeyan Rajan : At present, I am working in Ethiopia, Africa. We are interested to Import live goats from Ethiopia into India for commercial purpose. Could you please guide, whether India will allow us to import live goats. Here, in Ethiopia there is no restrictions on the export of live animals.

Tharakesh: Im tharakesh from Chennai. Looking to import live goats to India from Switzerland. Is it legal and can you please guide me with the procedures ? Let me know if you could help.

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jahangir alam : Can I export any live animals, that like example is live cow. if the export product is live cow animals, sir please tell me which document are compulsory. sir please reply and send your contact number

Harshal Tijare: Hello sir I want to export goat's please send me details

sameer srivastava: Hi Sir, would like to know the procedure,documentation required to export live goats,chicken and other poultry items from India to other countries.

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syed: sir I had gone through your website and had some information about importing live stock , I want details on on how to import goat from Saudi Arabia to Bangalore kindly help me out with any agents.

sujan: I am willing to start a pet business in my town. I have many friends all over world like Bangkok, Thailand,Canada, California. Etc. They are also pet lover and running their pet business well. I want to import few birds from them in India, now please tell me sir is it possible to import the birds from the other countries? If possible then what are the documents I need to carry or submit to the authority. What will be the full process. If u can help me it is really helpful for me. I am new in this field and I don't know so much about the process. Is my trade licence also required for this process. Please help me out sir.

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