Shipper’s Declaration Letter & Embargo List

Embargo List for Live Animals

1) Animals intended for laboratory, experiment, research and testing purposes

2) Greyhounds for dog racing purpose

3) Korean squirrel and skunk

4) Shipments declared as “Hunting Trophy”, “Animal Trophy”, “Mounted Trophy” or “Country specific (e.g. Africa) Trophy”

5) All kinds of bird, whether wild-caught or captive-bred, with the following EXCEPTIONS:

  • Domestic birds, such as day-old live poultry, e.g. chicks, ducklings, turkey poults and racing pigeons;
  • Non-commercial personal pets (captive-bred birds) forwarded between individuals;
  • Birds being transported between legitimate scientific institutions including recognised zoological and ornithological gardens;
  • Birds being transported to a location for generic regeneration.  i.e. captive-bred birds transported to a location to be released into the wild.

6) Fins of all sharks and rays

7) Cetaceans (dolphins, whales and porpoises), wild-caught or captive-bred, that are transported for amusement or performance purposes will not be accepted for carriage

8) Ivory and ivory-related products

9) The following fighting breeds of dog:

  • American Pit Bull
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasiliero
  • Japanese Tosa

10) Due to the Brachycephalic (snub-nosed, short snout or flat face) breeds of dogs and cats are susceptible in increased risk of heat stroke and breathing problems when exposed to stress and extreme heat, Cathay Pacific Airways will not accept brachycephalic, snub-nosed or mixed breeds of snub-nosed animals when the “Breed” on the Health Certificate states the following:

Dogs

Cats

Affenpinscher

British Shorthair

Boston Terrier

Burmese

Boxer

Exotic Shorthair

Brussels Griffon

Himalayan Cat

Bulldog (all breeds)

Persian Cat

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Scottish Fold

Chow Chow

 

Dogue de Bordeaux

English Toy Spaniel

Japanese Chin (Japanese Spaniel)

Lhasa Apso

Mastiff (all breeds)

Pekingese

Pug (all breeds)

Shar Pei

Tibetan Spaniel

Shih Tzu

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

 


Please download and send the shipper's declaration letter to CX/ KA office after signed and attach one copy to Air Waybill for export use.

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