RULEBOOK Section 2 Rule 16 Export and Import

Rule 15 Export and Import Requirements
Export Requirements 
A. When a horse is to be exported to a country outside of the United States a Certificate of Exportation must be obtained from US Arabian Horse Registry within 60 days after exportation. If for any reason the requirements are not completed within 60 days after exportation, the Certificate of Exportation may be obtained only after approval of US Arabian Horse Registry and the payment of an additional fee (see Fee Schedule). USAHR does not issue passports.
B. To obtain a Certificate of Exportation, a horse must be genetically typed or be in the process of being genetically typed (samples must have arrived at the laboratory in a testable condition) unless the horse was genetically typed previously. If genetic typing is required, a genetic typing kit must be obtained as set forth in Rule 5(B) and the following must be completed and submitted to US Arabian Horse Registry Office by the time of the horse’s departure: 
1. Cashier’s check, money order or debit credit card with an additional three (3) percent convenience fee added to costs, payable to US Arabian Horse Registry covering the prescribed fee (see Fee Schedule); 
2. A set of four color photographs of the horse (front, both sides and rear views) clearly showing the color and the markings (or lack of markings) on the head, legs and body; 
3. A completed Export Identification Form. The form must be signed by the owner or authorized agent and must also indicate the country of destination, name of broker, if there is a broker, date of shipment, and ownership of the horse;
4. The Certificate of Foal Registration or Certificate of Foreign Registration; 
5. A valid Service Certificate for all mares in foal. If a Service Certificate is not available at the time of shipment, it must be submitted to The US Arabian Horse Registry as soon as it is received by the owner.  
C. US Arabian Horse Registry will forward directly to the appropriate Foreign Stud Book Authority a Certificate of Exportation and any other necessary documents as may be reasonably requested by that Stud Book Authority. 
D. If a horse is exported to a country whose Stud Book is not approved and then returns to the United States, the owner or authorized agent must satisfy all of the requirements of Rule 10 (A) and (B), and the horse must be genetically typed and identified within 60 days after its return. No progeny foaled or conceived in a country whose Stud Book is not approved will be eligible for registration in US Arabian Horse Registry Stud Book. 
E. Any horse exported without receiving a Certificate of Exportation that returns to the United States must be re-identified, genetically typed, obtain a Certificate of Exportation and pay an additional fee (see Fee Schedule) before US Arabian Horse Registry will reissue the Certificate of Foal Registration. 
F. Any horse imported into the United States whose sire or dam was not exported properly in accordance with Rule 10 will not receive a Certificate of Foreign Registration until that sire or dam has fulfilled the export requirements. 
G. If a horse is imported into the United States and its sire or dam was not exported in accordance with Rule 10, and has since died, US Arabian Horse Registry will issue a Certificate of Foreign Registration only upon written application and approval of US Arabian Horse Registry to waive the export requirements.

IMPORT REQUIREMENTS
AA. Horses bred outside of the United States must satisfy the eligibility requirements of Rules 1(C) and 1(D) and must obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration from US Arabian Horse Registry when imported into the United States. Additionally, to obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration, the Registrar may require a change of name to satisfy the requirements of Rule 6(G).  The verification in quarantine is to include a DNA test which matches the records of any previous DNA test; whorls are to be photographed and matched to existing photos of placements of whorls. A lethal genetic panel of tests required for foal registration in the USAHR is required as well as the Ancestry Heritage test for all entire colts (stallions) and mares.
BB. To obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration, the owner or broker must cause the exporting country’s registry to submit the following directly to the Registry Office within 60 days after arrival of the horse in the United States:
1. The Stud Book Certificate or Export Certificate containing the written description and diagrams of the markings on the horse, including the exact location of the head and neck cowlicks; 
2. A certified copy of the horse’s complete racing record; and 
3. A valid Service Certificate if the imported broodmare is in foal. 
CC. In addition, within 60 days after arrival of the horse in the United States, the owner or broker of the horse must submit the following to US Arabian Horse Registry Office: 
1. A cashier’s check, money order or debit credit card payable to US Arabian Horse Registry including a three (3) % fee on credit card transactions, with the prescribed fee (see Fee Schedule); 
2. A completed and signed Import Registration Form containing the written description and diagrams of the markings on the horse including the exact location of the head and neck cowlicks;
3. Four color photographs of the horse (front, both sides, and rear views) taken in this country clearly showing the color and the markings (or lack of markings) on the head, legs and body; and 
4. The Passport Book, if applicable. 
DD. If for any reason, the requirements are not completed within 60 days after arrival, the Certificate of Foreign Registration may be obtained only after approval of US Arabian Registry and the payment of an additional fee (see Fee Schedule). A horse is not eligible for a Certificate of Foreign Registration unless all requirements, including the appropriate fee (see Fee Schedule), are received by US Arabian Horse Registry within one year of the date of arrival in the United States; provided however, under limited circumstances, late registration may be granted to a horse that has been in the United States for more than one year since its arrival provided the following conditions are met:
1. The applicant sets forth in writing to US Arabian Registry the reasons the applicant believes he should be relieved from the one-year registration requirement; and 
2. US Arabian Horse Registry determines that the applicant has sufficiently demonstrated mistake, inadvertence, excusable neglect or other circumstances which justify late registration; and 
3. The horse had been genetically typed in its country of birth and/or its identity can be established to the satisfaction of US Arabian Horse Registry; and 
4. The applicant completes all registration requirements, including genetic typing, and submits a late registration fee (see Fee Schedule).

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