Export Requirements for Brazil
BR-31 (Nov 5, 2013)
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- Eligible Product
- Edible products for pharmaceutical or other industrial purposes, other than those of ruminant origin.
- Airline Meals - U.S. meat intended for use in meals on airlines for the consumption of the crew and passengers on board international flights may be exported from any U.S. inspected facility.
- Protein free tallow.
- Pork casings.
- Lamb casings imported from New Zealand that have not undergone processing or repackaging in the U.S.
- Ineligible Product
- Ruminant products and sub-products, with the exception shown in Eligible Product.
- Fresh/frozen poultry and poultry products.
- Fresh/frozen and further processed pork and pork products.*
- Processing Requirements
- Bulk-packed meat products must be packaged in plastic (cryovac or similar material), even if packed in waxed or impermeable boxes.
- The production date (date on which the product was prepared) must be identified on the master carton.
- The following is presented as information for the exporter. FSIS personnel are not responsible for verifying that labels that otherwise meet U.S. regulatory requirements have been approved by Brazilian authorities. The Brazilian government requires the pre-approval of all processed animal product labels. Requests for label approval can only be submitted for facilities already on the Eligible Plant List for Brazil. Label approval is obtained by the exporter completing the "Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form" (PDF Only). See instructions (PDF Only) for completing. The Brazilian Department of Animal Origin Products Inspection (DIPOA) will only process the forms in Portuguese, so it is necessary to provide a translated copy of the application. The importer may provide assistance in preparing the required Portuguese translation. The exporter mails the completed form to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs Office in Brazil to the following address:
Office of Agricultural Affairs
American Embassy Brasilia
DPO AA 34030-7500
Please note that the label approval process may take several weeks to complete.
DIPOA can reach several decisions on an application (i.e. disapproved, approved, approved with restrictions). Once DIPOA makes a decision about the label application, a copy of the label registration form with DIPOA's decision will be returned to the exporter by the USDA FAS Office of Agricultural Affairs in Brasilia. The copy will be returned to the address provided by the exporter on block 1.6 of the "Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form" (PDF Only).
- Meat and Poultry Products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5--Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
- Glands for Pharmaceutical Use
- Edible product- Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5. Type the following statement in the remarks section "FOR PHARMACEUTICAL USE ONLY".
- Pork Casings. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-7 (08/26/2011), Export Certificate for Animal Casings. In addition a bilingual letterhead certificate (PDF Only) is required.
Note: U.S. origin salted hog casings that were sent to China for selection can be certified for export to Brazil.
- Lamb casings imported from New Zealand that have not undergone processing or repackaging in the U.S. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-18 (08/25/2011), Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem, and Sound and Clean Statement.
Note: The exporter is responsible for ensuring that any certification issued by New Zealand that is required for entry into Brazil accompanies the shipment.
- Airline Meals. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5. Type the following statement in the "Remarks" section:
"This product is intended for exclusive use for airline or ship meals."
Note: Certificates should never be stamped with the export stamp or embossed with a stamp.
Plants Eligible to Export
- Plant Approval
- Fresh/frozen red meat and further processed meat and further processed poultry products for export to Brazil must originate from a Brazilian approved facility. Applications for plant approval must be submitted using FSIS Form 9080-3 (PDF Only) to the FSIS Office of International Affairs, Export Programs Staff, at email@example.com, or Fax (202) 720-7990. Plant review by Brazilian (DIPOA) reviewers may be required for approval by Brazil. More information will be provided as it becomes available. The list of eligible plants for Brazil is updated periodically and is available in the FSIS Export Library.
- Casings are eligible from any federally inspected establishment.
BR-31 (Nov 5, 2013)