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From: TSS (216-119-143-162.ipset23.wt.net)
Subject: Export Requirements for the European Union
Date: January 29, 2005 at 1:41 pm PST

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Subject: Export Requirements for the European Union
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:03:36 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Export Requirements for the European Union

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1. The following SRM statement must be presented on a separate FSIS
letterhead certificate as
an attachment in response to FSIS bovine letterhead certificate
section 9.4: at: "(5) (10) or [insert the relevant text of
Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 ANNEX XI Section A, 15 (b) (as last
amended)" for all meat from ruminants and products containing meat
from ruminants. For products derived from ruminant animals
exported to France, consult the France requirements

for the French SRM statements
.

Note: The following tissues are designated as specified risk
material according to Annex XI 1 Section A, 1 (a) of EC No. 999/2001:
* the skull including the brain and eyes, the tonsils, the
vertebral column excluding the vertebrae of the tail and the
transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, but including
dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord of bovine animals aged
over 12 months, and the intestines from the duodenum to the
rectum of bovine animals of all ages;
* the skull including the brain and eyes, the tonsils and the
spinal cord of ovine and caprine animals aged over 12 months
or which have a permanent incisor erupted through the gum,
and the spleen of ovine and caprine animals of all ages.

Although the injection of air during stunning is not
permitted, captive bolt stunning alone is permitted.

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13. Animal casings
1. Depending upon the source of the casings, obtain one of the
following certificates:
1. FSIS Form 9060-7, Animal Casings Export Certificate
for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post-Mortem, and
Fit for Human Food Statements (for casings derived
from animals slaughtered in the U.S., or
2. FSIS Form 9060-17 , Animal Casing Export Certificate
for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post-Mortem, and
Fit for Human Food Statements (for casings derived
form animals slaughtered in the U.S. and processed in
Mexico), or
3. FSIS Form 9060-18, Animal Casings Export Certificate
for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post-Mortem, and
Sound and Clean Statements (for casings imported into
the U.S.).
2. The following statement must be included in the "Remarks"
section of the health certificate or on an accompanying FSIS
letterhead certificate:

"The casings have been produced in accordance with the
conditions laid down in Annex C, Chapter III of Directive
77\99\EEC."
3. FSIS Form 9180-23 (10/18/2004), ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
(for animal casing for importation into the European
Community)1, supercedes FSIS Form 9180-7, Animal Health
Certificate for Animal Casings Intended for Dispatch to the
European Community (EEC). FSIS Form 9180-23 is a
multi-language form containing text in English, Danish,
French, German, Italian, Netherlands, Portuguese, Svenska,
and Spanish. As the need arises, upon request, when other
languages become available the form can be revised to
include additional languages.

An important feature of FSIS Form 9180-23 requires the
application of an Export Stamp identifying the Serial Number
indicated on FSIS Form 9060-7, FSIS Form 9060-17 or FSIS
Form 9060-18, as appropriate. This is the same number used
at the top right hand block of FSIS Form 9180-23 next to
"No." and the same number that is applied to the shipping
cartons covered by the certificate. The Export Stamp is
applied below Section 9 (c), in the block provided for an
"Official stamp." The Export Stamp must be applied to FSIS
Form 9180-23 in a color of ink other than black. The
signature of the official signing the certificate must be in
a color of ink other than black.

The new FSIS form 9180-23 is available and can be ordered
via the Field Service Center (FSC). Guidance
is available
for completing FSIS Form 9180-23.
14. Raw Material for Pet Food Manufacture
1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 or FSIS Form 9060-9 as appropriate.
2. FSIS Letterhead Certificate
, Model for
Animal By-Products for the Manufacture of Pet Food, Intended
for Dispatch to the European Community. See guidelines
to complete.
(Bilingual certificates also available in French
, German
and
Polish .)
In addition to the English Letterhead Certificate, if
requested, the other language certificates may be issued.
FSIS Form 9180-15 should no longer be used.
15. Raw Material for Pharmaceutical Processing
1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 or FSIS Form 9060-9 as appropriate.
2. FSIS Letterhead Certificate
, Model for
Animal By-Products for the Manufacture of Technical Products
(including pharmaceutical products), Intended for Dispatch
to the European Community. See guidelines
to complete.
(Certificate also available in French
.) In
addition to the English Letterhead Certificate, if
requested, the other language certificate may be issued.
FSIS Form 9180-16 should no longer be used.
16. Transit Certificates
1. Effective January 1, 2005, transshipments of meat and
poultry and meat and poultry products through EU member
countries, and shipments that will be temporarily stored in
EU member states, must be accompanied by animal health
certification. In addition to the certification required by
the final destination country, the following EU letterhead
transit certificate should be obtained for shipments of
fresh/frozen meat and poultry.
2. FSIS Letterhead Certificate
, Model
Transit/Storage for Fresh Meat. See guidelines
to complete.
This certificate is also available in German
, Polish
, Dutch
, French
, Lithuanian
, and Greek
.
3. FSIS Letterhead Certificate
, Model
Transit/Storage for Fresh Poultry. See guidelines
to
complete. This certificate is also available in German
, Polish,
Dutch
, French
, Lithuanian
, and Greek
.
4. Requests for transit certificates for products other than
fresh/frozen meat and poultry and requests for certificates
in languages other than English, German, and Polish should
be directed to the Office of International Affairs at
202-720-0082.

Note: The transit certificates attest only that the product
complies with the animal health requirements of the EU.
Currently, there are no animal health restrictions on U.S.
meat and poultry exports to the EU. Any changes to the
animal heatlh status will be included in these requirements.
Product transiting the EU does not have to comply with the
public heatlh requirements outlined in these requirements.*

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http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/European_Union_Requirements/index.asp

EU Export Alert

Jan 27, 2005 - Effective January 1, 2005, shipments of meat and poultry
and meat and poultry products transiting or being stored in European
Union (EU) member countries must have a USDA letterhead transit
certificate. These are available in the EU requirements, Section XVII -
Documentation, P. Transit Certificates
.
The certificate attests only that the product complies with the animal
health requirements of the EU.


http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies//EU_Alert/index.asp

United Arab Emirates http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Frame/FrameRedirect.asp?main=/OFO/export/uae.htm (Jan 27, 2005)
People's Republic of China http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Frame/FrameRedirect.asp?main=http:/OFO/export/prc.htm (Jan 26, 2005)
Mexico http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Frame/FrameRedirect.asp?main=http:/OFO/export/mexico.htm (Jan 24, 2005)


TSS

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