How to import Meat and Edible meat offal

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Documentation and procedures to import Meat and Edible meat offal

This post provides information on – how to import Meat and Edible meat offal like MEAT OF SHEEP OR GOATS, MEAT OF SWINE, EDIBLE OFFAL OF BOVINE ANIMALS, SWINE, SHEEP, GOATS, HORSES, ASSES, MULES OR HINNIES, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN MEAT, AND EDIBLE OFFAL, OF THE POULTRY, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, PIG FAT, FREE OF LEAN MEAT AND POUTRY FAT, SMOKED MEAT AND EDIBLE MEAT OFFAL, SALTED, IN BRINE, DRIED OR SMOKED; EDIBLE FLOURS AND MEALS OF MEAT OR MEAT OFFAL MEAT OF BOVINE ANIMALS, FRESH AND CHILLED etc  falling under Harmonized Tariff Schedule code (HS code) chapter 02. Apart from regular procedures and documentation to import, the special requirements to import live animals are explained in this article. The exporters and importers may follow specific requirements of each importing country to import live animals from foreign country.

How to import Meat and Edible meat offalIn this article, various documentation and other processes related to Import permit for Meat and Edible meat offal, No objection Certificate from Animal Husbandry or Vet nary officer, Food Safety Certificate, Slaughter and processing controls under importation of Meat and Edible meat offal ,Residue controls by Residue & Microbial Testing, Enforcement controls, Pre-shipment certification and quarantine checks for importation of Meat and Edible meat offal, Prevention of Food Products Order , Environmental measures to import live animals, Pre Import, Import and Post import procedures and formalities under import of Meat and Edible meat offal and Port restrictions and other common requirements applicable in most of the countries to import live animals are explained.

Processes and formalities to import Meat and Edible meat offal

In this category ‘Import procedures’, I would like to provide a basic idea about formalities and procedures to import different materials from other country. These details are given to enlighten you on general tips to import goods from overseas countries applicable for almost all countries worldwide. Once after reading these posts about import procedures and import customs clearance procedures, you will have a basic idea about the procedures and formalities on how to import various products from foreign countries.

As explained, the details given in this category – Import procedures, the basic information is only provided. So, you may contact respective government offices of importing country to know more about the complete procedures and formalities applicable for each country, as the import formalities of each country may have specific requirements based on their foreign trade policy. However, once after reading this post, you will have a clear basic information to import Meat and Edible meat offal from foreign country.

When discussing about the procedures to import Meat and Edible meat offal from other country, the basic slogan must be kept in mind – “ Imports do not adversely affect the human and animal health population of the country”. So almost all restrictions, ban, procedures and formalities are based on this slogan.

The government officials of importing country assesses the level of risk in importing the said products. If the level is acceptable, the importer is given a Veterinary import permit. The import permit is to be given to the Competent Authority in the exporting country to attest and certify the stipulated import requirements.

 

 

 

How to import Meat and Edible meat offal?

Some of the examples of Meat and Edible meat offal are MEAT OF SHEEP OR GOATS, MEAT OF SWINE, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN EDIBLE OFFAL OF BOVINE ANIMALS, SWINE, SHEEP, GOATS, HORSES, ASSES, MULES OR HINNIES, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN MEAT, AND EDIBLE OFFAL, OF THE POULTRY, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, PIG FAT, FREE OF LEAN MEAT AND POUTRY FAT, NOT RENDERED OR OTHERWISE EXTRACTED, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN, SALTED, IN BRINE, DIRED OR SMOKED MEAT AND EDIBLE MEAT OFFAL, SALTED, IN BRINE, DRIED OR SMOKED; EDIBLE FLOURS AND MEALS OF MEAT OR MEAT OFFAL MEAT OF BOVINE ANIMALS, FRESH AND CHILLED etc. Some of the Meat and Edible meat offal are banned by most of the countries. One of the major reasons to prohibit import of Meat and Edible meat offal is due to health safety like Fowl Plague or Avian Influenza, a communicable disease outbreak in various countries. However, some countries restricts import of almost all Meat and Edible meat offal subjected to obtain of various certificates from various government agencies of importing as well as exporting countries.

Now, let us discuss about the common requirements of import of Meat and Edible meat offal.

What are the common requirements to import live animals?

Different countries have their own requirements to import Meat and Edible meat offal. The process and formalities to import Meat and Edible meat offal differs from one another and in country to country. Also different procedures and formalities to import each items under Meat and Edible meat offal head. However, some of the common requirements in major countries are explained below:

Import permit for Meat and Edible meat offal

One of the common requirements to import most of the items under Meat and Edible meat offal is Sanitary import permit issued by health department of respective importing country. As I have mentioned above, the human and animal health population of the country do not adversely be effected by import of any live animals from foreign countries. The import permit should contain complete details of import like name and address of exporter, importer, description of goods,quantity,value, origin details, list of ingredients, species of animals it was derived from, identification marks etc. The full details of inspecting authority of exporting country need to be mentioned clearly with stamp of licensing authority.

No objection Certificate from Animal Husbandry or Vet nary officer

Necessary Certificate from Vet nary office or , Animal Husbandry. Authority is required to be submitted along with other required documents to import most of the items under Meat and Edible meat offal.

Food Safety Certificate

Food safety certificate need to be enclosed along with shipping documents by exporter, confirming health measures. In US, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), in India, Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) are the licensing authority to issue such Food safety Certificate to import Meat and Edible meat offal.

The food safety authorities of respective importing country verifies certificate issued by exporting countries, in turn, arranges reinsertion at the time of import port of entry to ensure that foreign countries have maintained equivalent inspection systems. However, if the government agencies of importing country satisfies on the quality inspection system of exporting country, some importing countries accept such system and allows import by issuing necessary certificates, unless otherwise emergency sanitary measure is implemented. In some of the importing countries like US, such certificate issued by the inspection authorities of exporting country should be clearly certified as the product is fit to export and meets all requirements of importing country.

Slaughter and processing controls

All sanitary and health measures of importing country need to be followed when importing Meat and Edible meat offal. The necessary measures to be verified that the importing materials have been manufactured at a place where adequate and hygienic lair age facilities maintained where all health measures are followed.

Residue controls by Residue & Microbial Testing

Necessary residue and microbial testing is conducted on arrival of imported Meat and Edible meat offal. Such inspection program includes random sampling of animals at slaughter,the use of approved sampling and analytical methods,testing of appropriate target tissues for specific compounds, and testing for compounds identified by the government agency of importing country or the country-of-origin as potential contaminants.

Enforcement controls.

The necessary enforcement controls are adopted to identify illegal meat and dairy products consignments, number of illegal consignments of meat and dairy products in personal luggage at Community entry points, amount of meat and dairy products confiscated and/or destroyed from personal luggage as a result of checks implemented at Community entry points, under developed Countries from which passengers were most regularly found to be carrying illegal meat and dairy products consignments and under developed countries from which passengers have been regularly subject to customs searches and information on the number of searches carried out and the quantity and type of illegal consignments found.

Period of Import Permit for Meat and Edible meat offal

The period of import permit allowed in most of the countries is 3 months to 6 months. However, extension is allowed for further period of six months on request in some countries.

Pre-shipment certification and quarantine checks for importation of Meat and Edible meat offal

Pre shipment inspection and certification with quarantine checks is mandatory in most of the countries to import most of the items under the classification, Meat and Edible meat offal falling under chapter 02 of Harmonized System. Appropriate government or private agencies are authorized for such pre shipment inspection to certify on exporting of Meat and Edible meat offal to make sure on health and sanitary measures which fits for export. In Australia, Department of Agriculture Biosecurity has established quarantine procedures under the Quarantine Act 1908 to minimize this risk.

Personal consumption and trading

Import of Meat and Edible meat offal could be either for personal purpose or for trading. The procedures and process to import Meat and Edible meat offal for trading requires more documentation and formalities. Each government of importing country has a detailed requirements data available to guide importers of Meat and Edible meat offal, if not prohibited, as most of the countries restrict import of Meat and Edible meat offal due to various reasons effect the health of human and animal of importing country. The trade division in department of animal husbandry and dairying will analyze the information contained in the application with reference to the risk posed by the import on the health of the animal and human population of the country.

Origin of Meat and Edible meat offal importing

The government agencies of importing countries are very keen in checking the origin of Meat and Edible meat offal being imported to confirm the health condition. Some of the countries are identified as threat countries in exporting Meat and Edible meat offal . The diseases like influenza, flu and other communicable diseases are to be closely monitored when importing Meat and Edible meat offal. So the prohibition on import of all type of Meat and Edible meat offal from Hong Kong China, Honduras, Italy, Laos and Pakistan exists on account of the outbreak of avian influenza, also known as fowl plague. country and locality where the livestock product was produced and the country from which shipment took place is keenly verified by the authorities of importing country to confirm the health measures of human and animal of importing country.

Prevention of Food Products Order

Before imports of Meat and Edible meat offal are allowed,the consignment is checked for microbiological and other contaminants under the relevant laws of importing country, if such standards have been laid down.

Environmental measures to import Meat and Edible meat offal

Some of the importing countries require no objection certificate from environment department of country. In Australia without a permit from the federal environment department, the process of importing Meat and Edible meat offal can not be completed.

 

Pre Import, Import and Post import procedures and formalities.

In some countries, there are many processes a) before import of Meat and Edible meat offal, b) at the time of import and c) process after import have to be completed to meet the respective country’s foreign trade policy to import Meat and Edible meat offal. Import permit before import, inspection on arrival of imported Meat and Edible meat offal at entry port by International Animal Quarantine Station to meet animal health requirement of importation of Meat and Edible meat offal, examination of animal disease status of the country of origin, periodical assessment on health of imported Meat and Edible meat offal etc. are some of the processes to import live animals. The imported live animals are moved to quarantine area and necessary samples are drawn to verify and confirm the health status. Necessary precautions and emergency measures are taken to control on disease outbreak, if death of any animal on transit to import.

 

Port restrictions in importation of Meat and Edible meat offal

In some of the countries, the customs clearance procedures and processes to import Meat and Edible meat offal are restricted through some of the ports in importing country. This is arranged to provide all necessary infrastructure to meet various processes and requirements to import live animals.

The requirements to import Meat and Edible meat offal to be fulfilled by some countries are connected with the legislation  of exporting country, the health status of livestock, of other domestic animals and wildlife, membership of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the regularity and rapidity of information on infectious animal diseases provided by the exporting country to the Commission and the OIE, the animal health requirements for the production, manufacture, handling, storage and dispatch of products of animal origin, the country's rules on the prevent and control of animal diseases, the organization, structure, competence and power of the veterinary services.

PenalizationProcedures to import  Meat and Edible meat offal

If violating any rules of importing country after bringing meat and edible meat offal to importing country, most of the government of importing countries have the right to penalize the importer, if such Meat and Edible meat offal are not returned to exporting country or destroyed by following all necessary health measures of importing country.

 

Download below government notification of India for a reference applicable for almost all countries

 

In this article, the documentation, process and formalities to import Meat and Edible meat offal MEAT OF SHEEP OR GOATS, MEAT OF SWINE, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN EDIBLE OFFAL OF BOVINE ANIMALS, SWINE, SHEEP, GOATS, HORSES, ASSES, MULES OR HINNIES, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN MEAT, AND EDIBLE OFFAL, OF THE POULTRY, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, PIG FAT, FREE OF LEAN MEAT AND POUTRY FAT, NOT RENDERED OR OTHERWISE EXTRACTED, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN, SALTED, IN BRINE, DIRED OR SMOKED MEAT AND EDIBLE MEAT OFFAL, SALTED, IN BRINE, DRIED OR SMOKED; EDIBLE FLOURS AND MEALS OF MEAT OR MEAT OFFAL MEAT OF BOVINE ANIMALS, FRESH AND CHILLED etc are explained.
A basic idea about the documentation and process Import permit for Meat and Edible meat offal, No objection Certificate from Animal Husbandry or Vet nary officer, Food Safety Certificate, Slaughter and processing controls under importation of Meat and Edible meat offal ,Residue controls by Residue & Microbial Testing, Enforcement controls, Pre-shipment certification and quarantine checks for importation of Meat and Edible meat offal, Prevention of Food Products Order , Environmental measures to import Meat and Edible meat offal , Pre Import, Import and Post import procedures and formalities under import of Meat and Edible meat offal and Port restrictions and other common requirements applicable in most of the countries to import Meat and Edible meat offal are described.

As explained above, these information are generally applicable for most of the countries importing Meat and Edible meat offal. These details on how to import Meat and Edible meat offal are given to provide importers a basic idea to import Meat and Edible meat offal from foreign country. Specific requirements for each importing country need to be followed by importers and exporters of Meat and Edible meat offal, available at respective government agencies.

I hope, the above information helps you in gaining basic knowledge on documentation,procedures and formalities in importation of Meat and Edible meat offal like MEAT OF SHEEP OR GOATS, MEAT OF SWINE, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN EDIBLE OFFAL OF BOVINE ANIMALS, SWINE, SHEEP, GOATS, HORSES, ASSES, MULES OR HINNIES, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN MEAT, AND EDIBLE OFFAL, OF THE POULTRY, FRESH, CHILLED OR FROZEN, PIG FAT, FREE OF LEAN MEAT AND POUTRY FAT, NOT RENDERED OR OTHERWISE EXTRACTED, FRESH, CHILLED, FROZEN, SALTED, IN BRINE, DIRED OR SMOKED MEAT AND EDIBLE MEAT OFFAL, SALTED, IN BRINE, DRIED OR SMOKED; EDIBLE FLOURS AND MEALS OF MEAT OR MEAT OFFAL MEAT OF BOVINE ANIMALS, FRESH AND CHILLED etc.

 

 

 

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