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Export Certification Checklist

This checklist is provided as an overview of the steps needed to be taken when you want to export meat, poultry, or processed egg products from the United States.

  1. Consult the export requirements for a specific country.
    • These files contain information obtained by FSIS from direct communication with government officials in the importing country.
    • If a country is not listed, it should be assumed that nothing is known about that country's import requirements, and FSIS will issue the FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, without any additional information provided in the "Remarks" section.
    • For a country that is not listed, exporters are advised to work closely with the importer for information regarding eligibility of the product, certification requirements, and the existence of a valid import permit for the product.
  2. Check the list of U.S. establishments eligible to export to a specific country to a specific country.
    • Most countries accept products from all Federally-authorized establishments, but some only accept products from plants that have been pre-certified. In the case of countries accepting product from all Federally-authorized establishments, this is indicated in the country requirements under the section entitled "Plant Eligibility".
    • If the country requires pre-certification of the establishment, obtain and complete FSIS Form 9080-3, Establishment Application for Export, from the FSIS inspection official assigned to the establishment or from the FSIS Website. Complete FSIS Form 9080-3 in its entirety. All fields must be completed in order to process the request. Please submit the application through the IIC to the appropriate FSIS District Office. The District Office will sign and send this form to the FSIS Office of International Affairs via FAX (202) 720 7990, or email to ImportExport@fsis.usda.gov, or mail to Office of International Affairs, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 2137-South Building, Washington, DC 20250.
  3. If the product(s) is eligible for export to a specific country, obtain a copy of FSIS Form 9060-6, Application for Export Certificate, from the FSIS inspector at the plant from which the product is being exported.
  4. Complete the application and present it to the FSIS inspector who performs export re-inspection according to FSIS Directives 9000.1 (PDF only) and 9040.1 (PDF only).
    • The inspector will sign the application and provide a blank export certificate or the certificate's serial number.
  5. The serial number on the certificate must be stamped on each shipping container with the export stamp as required by 9 CFR 322.1 | PDF and 9 CFR 381.105 | PDF.
  6. Present the export certificate for signature to the appropriate FSIS signing official along with any other certificates required by the country.
    • Most certificates may be signed by the FSIS inspector, but some countries may require the signature of the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian.
    • The country requirements will indicate when the signature of the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian is required.
    • If the country requirements remain silent, the signature of an FSIS Inspector will suffice.
  7. The original copy of the certificate will be provided to the exporter and must be provided to the importing country with the shipment.
    • Although FSIS Form 9060-5 is the generic export certificate issued for most countries, some countries require a dedicated certificate. For example, Canada requires meat and poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9135-3, and Russia requires poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9450-4. Consult the requirements for complete certification information.
    • Only statements found in the export library will be certified by FSIS.

Notes:

  • Although FSIS Form 9060-5 is the generic export certificate issued for most countries, some countries require a dedicated certificate. For example, Canada requires meat and poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9135-3, and Russia requires poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9450-4. Consult the requirements for complete certification information.
  • Only statements found in the export library will be certified by FSIS.

 

Last Modified Jun 11, 2013