Commercial Imports and Exports

Imports

Businesses involved in commercial importation of products of animal origin are required by law to obtain a permit in order to import the following:

  • meat, meat products and meat by-products
  • poultry, poultry products and poultry by-products
  • dairy products
  • any other products of animal origin, e.g. feathers, skins, animal trophies
  • vaccines and other biologicals, e.g. hormones, sera, antigens, semen or eggs
  • insects

Permits are valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issue and must be renewed to continue importing products of animal origin.

A fee of BDS $500 (cash or cheque) must be submitted along with the application form.
Please contact Veterinary Services for additional details, certification requirements and information regarding biologicals, pet food and insects before submitting applications.

  • Meat_and_Poultry_Products_(Annual).pdf
  • Dairy_Products_(Annual).pdf
  • Animal Products_(Other_than_Meat_and_Dairy)_(Annual).pdf
  • Terms_and_Conditions_for_importing_Animal_Products.pdf


A Veterinary Export Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority of the country of Origin must accompany ALL products of animal origin being imported into Barbados.

It is virtually impossible to obtain certification for a product that has already left the country of origin.

IT IS A BREACH OF THE LAWS OF BARBADOS TO IMPORT PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN WITHOUT A VALID PERMIT AND PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER.

Trans-shipment

All companies transiting products of animal origin through Barbados to other territories where the products will be transferred from one vessel (airplane/ship) to another must also apply for a Trans-shipment Permit prior to the shipment leaving the port of origin.

Application forms may be obtained from the Veterinary Services Department and these forms accompanied by the application fee of BDOS $25.00 should be submitted for approval prior to the expected date of the shipment.

Please contact Veterinary Services for application forms and additional information that must be obtained regarding commercial trans-shipments.