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Chapter 5 - Export to the U.S.
5.11 U.S. origin animals returning to the U.S. from a recognized exposition in Canada

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General requirements

1. All animals (including poultry) from the U.S. which have been exhibited at a publicly recognized exposition in Canada (such as the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Toronto) are eligible to return to the U.S. without Canadian health or test certification provided that:

  1. the animals have not been in Canada more than 90 days from the date of their entry from the U.S.;
  2. the animals are accompanied by copies of the U.S. health certificate which permitted their entry into Canada;
  3. the animals offered for re-entry are, upon examination by the veterinary inspector at the U.S. port of entry, found to be free of communicable diseases and exposure thereto;
  4. the animals are determined to be the identical animals covered by said certificates, or are the natural increase of such animals born after official test dates certified on the dam's health certificate;
  5. the animals should bear an approved tag or a foreign indicator deemed equivalent to an approved tag under the livestock identification and traceability program (TRACE program); and
  6. the animals meet any specific conditions for that species.

2. The provision described above applies only to animals that have entered Canada for entry to a recognized exhibition (including rodeo). It does not apply to animals that have entered Canada for any purpose other than exhibition. A specific exception exists for U.S. cattle and bison imported for less than 60 days for any other purpose, as described in Section 5.3.1.

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