Posted August 28, 2014
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended regulations to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 added a new section to the AWA to restrict the importation of certain live dogs. This rule prohibits the importation of dogs, with limited exceptions, from any part of the world into the continental United States or Hawaii for purposes of resale, research, or veterinary treatment, unless the dogs are in good health, have received all necessary vaccinations, and are at least 6 months of age.
The rule is in effect November 17, 2014.
The Federal Register is available here.