by VKH on 15 April 2008 - 16:04
When importing puppies, the importer is responsible for maintaining quarantine according to the vaccination and confinement agreement signed at the time of importation: Confinement agreement (form CDC 75.37)
When I imported a Pup from Germany many many years ago,
I (the Importer) didn’t have to sign any such Confinement agreement!
Who does this "agreement" apply to?
Does it depend on where the Puppies come from or the number of Puppies imported?
by GS Mom on 15 April 2008 - 17:04
I had to sign that when I imported one pup from Germany and one from Belgium. Both pups were under 3 months. AC did come to my house to check on the 2nd one to make sure the pup was still there.
by VKH on 15 April 2008 - 17:04
I’m curious about this Confinement Agreement because
I don’t find any 4 and 5 month old import Puppies for Sale!
… so either the CDC does nothing to enforce it’s regulations (do to a lack of manpower or funding), and import Puppies are sold despite the terms of the Confinement Agreement,
or the Confinement Agreement does not apply to all!
Does a Importer, as in Import Broker, need to apply for a license to import Puppies?
by VKH on 15 April 2008 - 19:04
Dogs arriving from countries considered by the World Health Organization to have no reported rabies (see list)
are not subject to the rabies vaccination requirement,
provided they have spent the 6 months prior to arrival (or their entire life, if the dog is less than 6 months old) in such countries.
Dogs that arrive without the required rabies vaccination may enter the United States provided the importer signs and complies with a vaccination and confinement agreement, as described in the Foreign Quarantine Regulations 42CFR71.51(If the dog is less than 3 months of age, it may be admitted, but must be confined until vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and for at least 30 days after the date of vaccination)
Animals may not be sold during the confinement period.
So, what Importer does this "Confinement Agreement" apply to?
by Pia on 16 April 2008 - 18:04
just imported 2 nice male working line pups and I did not have to sign a confinement agreement . Health certificate 1st vaccination and statement of the verterinarien that no rabies cases had been reported within a 60 km radius of the of the pups.
I had no problems what so ever perhaps this could change from state to state .....don't know
by animules on 16 April 2008 - 18:04
When I brought my pup in a couple years ago I had to sign the agreement. Got a couple phone calls as follow up but no on site visit.
by VKH on 17 April 2008 - 05:04
Maybe the port of entry into the US has something to do with it?
Maybe it does change from state to state!?
My Pup came through Frankfurt, I'm sure he entered into the US at JFK but I picked him up at PHX Airport in 2001.
I'd never even heard of the 'Agreement' until I was snooping around on the CDCs Website,
(looking to find some information about 'exporting' a dog from the US to Germany!)
Anyways, I come across advertisements of 8-10 week old German Import Pups (entire Litters) all the time,
but no one ever says anything about a 'waiting period' until Confinement Agreement is satisfied!