Export Requirements for Belarus
BY-2 (Aug 20, 2014)
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- Eligible Products
- Poultry and poultry products (excluding turkey meat).
- Belarus has agreed to the use of the current Russian export certificate for export of poultry products until the negotiation of a new export certificate is complete.
- Raw poultry - Please refer to the PLANTS ELIGIBLE TO EXPORT SECTION (below) for current information about plant eligibility.
- Obtain carbon set FSIS 9450-4 (03/03/2011), Veterinary Certificate for Export of Poultry Meat to the Russian Federation.
- Obtain the Letterhead Certificate for Pathogen Reduction Treatment Used for Poultry and Poultry Products Exported to the Russian Federation, which must also accompany FSIS 9450-4. Note that the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian must identify the pathogen reduction treatments(s) used on the poultry to be exported under the accompanying FSIS 9450-4 certificate by circling the appropriate ingredient(s).
- A guideline for 9450-4 has been developed to assist in the preparation of this certificate. This certificate has a preprinted certificate number and is a controlled document. FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness should not be issued.
- If necessary, obtain carbon set FSIS 9450-4B (06/11/2010), Continuation Sheet for the Veterinary Certificate for Export of Poultry Meat to the Russian Federation. Single sheet versions of these certificates must not be used.
- FSIS Veterinarian signatures
- The FSIS 9450-4 requires two FSIS veterinary signatures. The first signature should be provided according to current export certification procedures. The FSIS 9450-4B requires only one signature and must be signed at the same time the first signature is provided on the FSIS 9450-4. The triplicate copies of these certificates must be retained by FSIS after the first signature.
- In situations where product is loaded for break bulk shipments or when ocean vessel containers are loaded at non-FSIS locations, AMS must receive the 9450-4 (photo copy or fax is acceptable) to provide them information concerning the shipment they are contracted to certify. The second signature on the 9450-4 must be provided only after confirmation of the status of the product and the condition of the container or ship according to the AMS Russian Export Certification Program. Upon receipt of a signed PY 210 (original - copy or fax is acceptable). Poultry Products Grading Certificate, issued by AMS personnel as stated in the AMS program, the second FSIS signature can be provided. Information about the AMS program can be obtained from AMS Poultry Grading at 202-720-4411 or by referring to the AMS Web site "Export Certification Program Russian Federation" http://www.ams.usda.gov/poultry. AMS also approves third party certifying contractors to confirm the status of the product and the condition of the container or ship. A list of the approved third party contractors can be obtained from the AMS website indicated above. In this case, the approved third party contractor will issue certification confirming the status of the product and the condition of the container or ship.
- In the case of product loaded into ocean vessel containers for transport to Russia at FSIS inspected establishments, both signatures on the 9450-4 should be provided after the container is loaded. The AMS program is not applicable in this situation.
- The FSIS rubber export stamp must be applied in the indicated space to the left of the second signature block on the 9450-4 at the time of the second signature. The stamp should first be adjusted to show no certificate number. The FSIS veterinarian providing the second signature must initial the stamp in the open area where the certificate number would normally appear. Stickers bearing the export stamp must not be applied to the export certificate. The use of a sticker rather than the rubber export stamp on the certificate could result in a refused shipment and delistment of the plant.
- The first and second signatures are not required to be made by the same FSIS veterinarian, but could be by the same person depending on the means of transport, the place of certification, and the location of the certifying veterinarian. After the second signature, FSIS retains the quadruplicate copy which should be maintained with other documents pertinent to the shipment.
- The duplicate copy of the 9450-4 and the duplicate copy of the 9450-4B, if applicable, must be on board the ship at the time of departure from the U.S.
- When entering the Date Issued on the Letterhead Certificate for Pathogen Reduction Treatment Used for Poultry and Poultry Products Exported to the Russian Federation, enter day, month and year format.
Poultry and poultry products must comply with the additional requirements identified in "Other Requirements".
Plants Eligible to Export
Establishments which were previously eligible to export poultry and poultry products to Russia are eligible to export to Belarus.*