|Export Requirements for Vietnam
VI-20 (Mar 12, 2012)
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- Beef meat, including bone-in and boneless, from animals less than 30 months of
age produced under an approved AMS Export
Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV
program for Vietnam and a list of EV approved
establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.
- Beef offal products from animals less than 30 months of age slaughtered before
July 15, 2010,
produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV program for
and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.
- Beef heart, liver and kidney products from animals less than 30 months of age slaughtered on or after
2011, produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV program for
Vietnam and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.
Effective March 19, 2012, a Statement of Verification (SOV) is no longer required as part of the export certification process for Vietnam. FSIS inspection personnel will continue to verify the eligibility of the establishment and product. The unique product identification system can be accessed by authorized FSIS inspection personnel from FSIS' Intranet site. Details of the Export Verification program can be accessed from the Export Verification (EV) Programs Additional Requirements page on the AMS' Web site.*
If FSIS inspection personnel become aware of
concerns that an AMS approved EV establishment is
not properly executing its EV program, export
certification should not be issued for
the product in question and AMS should be notified at
personnel should include their immediate supervisor on messages to AMS. The following
information should be included in the message:
- Establishment name, address, and establishment number
- Product type, product code, and quantity of product
- Date of production, lot number, and shift
- Date and nature of observation
- Name of country product is intended for export
- Export certificate number (if applicable)
- Any other information to verify claim
- Name of inspection official
Veal and veal products are not subject to the EV program.
- Poultry and poultry products.
- Poultry hearts and livers from birds slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011.
- Pork and pork products.
- Pork heart, liver, and kidney from animals slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011.
Note: All exporters that wish to export meat and poultry products to Vietnam must complete Appendix 3
of "Circular 25". Exporters should work closely with importers and with industry \
organizations such as U. S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for assistance in obtaining
Appendix 3 of Circular 25. Appendix 3 must be submitted to
U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
to U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at: (011 - 84-4) 3850 – 5130.
- All other beef, pork, and poultry offal not identified in
the "Eligible section" above.
- Beef offal products from animals slaughtered on or after July 15, 2010 and before May 3, 2011
are not eligible for export.
- For poultry and poultry products. The following
certification statement must be included in the "Remarks"
section of the FSIS Form 9060-5:
"The birds from which the product was derived
originated from a zone free of highly pathogenic
notifiable avian influenza."
- For beef meat, including bone-in and boneless, and
offal products. In completing the FSIS Form 9060-6, Application for Export, the
following statement must be included: "The product meets EV
requirements for Vietnam." Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export
Certificate of Wholesomeness. The following certification statements must be included in the
"Remarks" section of the FSIS Form 9060-5 or on a letterhead
- The meat was derived from cattle less than
thirty (30) months of age.
- The meat was derived from federally certified
slaughter and processing facilities, operating
under supervision of the Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS).
- The cattle from which the beef and beef meat
products were derived were not subjected to a
stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a
device injecting compressed air or gas into the
cranial cavity or to a pithing process.
- The meat was derived from cattle that were
officially given an ante and post-mortem
inspection by FSIS inspection officials, and
were not suspect or confirmed BSE cases.
- The beef and beef meat products were not
derived from the following specified risk
materials: the brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal
ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column
(excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the
transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar
vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum) and
dorsal root ganglia and the tonsils and distal
ileum of the small intestine of any cattle
regardless of age.
- The meat does not contain advanced recovery
meat or mechanically separated meat.
- The cattle from which the product was derived
were not fed meat and bone meal or greaves of
- Protein-free beef tallow. The following certification statement must be included in
the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 for protein-free tallow:
"The protein-free tallow covered by this certificate has been tested for content of
insoluble impurities with the results below 0.15% in weight."
This certification statement will be included on the export certificate based on the presentation
of a certificate issued by an independent laboratory report (not belonging to the exporter
and/or the manufacturer).
- Pork and pork products must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate
Plants Eligible to Export
All federally inspected establishments are eligible to
export to Vietnam. However, beef products must originate
from AMS EV approved establishments.
Plants Delisted for Export
Est. P477, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Buena Vista, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification
should not be issued for product originating from this establishment.
Est. P18873, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Vienna, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification should
not be issued for product originating from this establishment.
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