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Export Requirements for Costa Rica

CR-50 (Jun 2, 2015)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Fresh/frozen bone-in and boneless beef including further processed products, and beef tongues, kidneys, livers, and hearts.
    2. Fresh/frozen pork and pork products.
    3. Fresh/frozen poultry and poultry meat products.(See Ineligible section below)
    4. Fully cooked poultry meat products. (See Ineligible section below)
    5. Fully cooked pork meat products.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Hog casings derived/produced from animals slaughtered on or after May 17, 2013.
    2. All poultry and poultry products, unless heat treated in accordance with OIE Guidelines (currently 10.4.26) to destroy the AI virus, derived from birds originating from or slaughtered, processed, or stored within:
      • Arkansas
        • Boone County and Marion County in the State of Arkansas on or after February 18, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • California
        • Kings County, Stanislaus County, and Tuolumne County in the State of California, on or after January 1, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Idaho
        • Canyon County and Payette County in the State of Idaho, on or after December 19, 2014 are ineligible for export.
      • Indiana
        • Whitley County in the State of Indiana on or after April 18, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Iowa
        • Buena Vista County in the State of Iowa, on or after March 23, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Osceola County in the State of Iowa, on or after March 30, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Sac County in the State of Iowa on or after April 3, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Sioux County in the State of Iowa on or after April 6, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • O’Brien County in the State of Iowa on or after April 7, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Clay County, Kossuth County, and Pocahontas County in the State of Iowa on or after April 10, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Cherokee County, Madison County, and Wright County in the State of Iowa on or after April 13, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Palo Alto County in the State of Iowa on or after April 20, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Lyon  County in the State of Iowa on or after April 23, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Plymouth County in the State of Iowa on or after April 24, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Calhoun County in the State of Iowa on or after April 30, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Webster County and Humboldt County in the State of Iowa on or after May 6, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Adair County in the State of Iowa on or after May 6, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Hamilton County in the State of Iowa on or after May 8, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Kansas
        • Cherokee County and Crawford County in the State of Kansas on or after February 15, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Leavenworth County in the State of Kansas on or after February 21, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Minnesota
        • Pope County in the State of Minnesota on or after February 12, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Lac Qui Parle County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 6, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Stearns County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 7, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Nobles County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 12, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Kandiyohi County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 16, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Meeker County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 18, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Cottonwood County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Lyon County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Watonwan County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 19, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Le Sueur County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 21, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Swift County and Redwood County in the state of Minnesota on or after March, 22, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Roseau County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 24, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Otter Tail County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 25, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Wadena County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 30, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Clay County and Pipestone County in the State of Minnesota on or after April 1, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Steele County in the State of Minnesota on or after April 7, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Renville County in the State of Minnesota on or after April 13, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Lincoln County and Nicollet County in the State of Minnesota on or after April 14, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Brown County in the State of Minnesota on or after May 6, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Blue Earth County in the State of Minnesota on or after May 12, 2015 are ineligible for export.*
      • Missouri
        • Jasper County, Barton County, Moniteau County, and Morgan County in the State of Missouri on or after February 15, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Lewis County in the State of Missouri on or after April 13, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Montana
        • Judith Basin County in the State of Montana on or after March 12, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Nebraska
        • Dixon County in the State of Nebraska on or after April 21, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • North Dakota
        • Dickey County in the State of North Dakota on or after March 20, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • LaMoure County in the State of North Dakota on or after April 3, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Oregon
        • Bend County, Descheutes County, and Douglas County in the State of Oregon, on or after December 19, 2014 are ineligible for export.
      • South Dakota
        • Beadle County in the State of South Dakota, on or after March 11, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Kingsbury County in the State of South Dakota on or after March 18, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • McPherson County in the State of South Dakota on or after March 20, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • McCook County in the State of South Dakota on or after March 20, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Roberts County in the State of South Dakota on or after March 25, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Spink County in the State of South Dakota on or after March 30, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Yankton County and Bon Homme County in the State of South Dakota on or after April 22, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Moody County in the State of South Dakota on or after April 27, 2015 are ineligible for export.
      • Washington
        • Benton County, Clallam County, Franklin County, and Okanogan County in the State of Washington, on or after December 19, 2014 are ineligible for export.
      • Wisconsin
        • Jefferson County in the State of Wisconsin on or after March 21, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Barron County in the State of Wisconsin on or after March 25, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Juneau County in the State of Wisconsin on or after March 27, 2015 are ineligible for export.
        • Chippewa County in the State of Wisconsin on or after April 1, 2015 are ineligible for export.


Documentation Requirements
 

All FSIS export certificates accompanying the product must be signed by an FSIS veterinarian in blue ink.  The veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) must be indicated after the signature.

  1. Certification Requirements
    1. For fresh/frozen bone-in and boneless beef and beef tongues, kidneys, livers and hearts, obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. The following statements must be provided on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. The United States complies with the conditions stated in Article 2.3.13.4 of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code as a country with controlled BSE risk.
      2. The beef meat and meat products (mentioned in the scope) were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that such products do not contain and are not contaminated with the following specified risk materials (SRM's) for BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy): 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 of cattle 30 months of age and older; and the tonsils and distal ileum of the small intestine of cattle regardless of age.
      3. The beef meat and meat products were subject to testing for chemical residues in accordance with the USA National Residue Program sampling plans.
      4. The product (beef, livers, tongues, hearts and kidneys) was inspected and passed and found fit for human consumption.
      5. The beef and beef products were produced under mandatory HACCP regulations and undergo microbiological testing as required by FSIS regulations and were found to be in full compliance.
    2. Fresh/frozen pork and pork products - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, with the following certification statements additionally provided on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. The United States is free of classical swine fever and vaccination against the disease is prohibited.
      2. The pork and pork products were derived from animals that were subject to testing for chemical residues in accordance with the USA National Residue Program sampling plans.
      3. The pork and pork products were inspected and passed and found to be wholesome and fit for human consumption.
      4. The pork and pork products were produced under mandatory HACCP regulations and undergo microbiological testing as required by FSIS regulations and were found to be in full compliance.
    3. Fresh/frozen poultry - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5,with the following certification statements additionally provided on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. The product was derived from birds originating from a zone free of exotic Newcastle disease and highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza (HPNAI) for at least 21 days prior to slaughter, and from birds subjected to ante-mortem and post-mortem inspections for NAI with favorable results.
      2. The birds are the progeny of flocks participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan which are routinely monitored and free from Salmonella pathogenic to poultry.
      3. The slaughter plant or establishment where the birds were processed was under official inspection and is authorized to export poultry meat.
      4. The product was inspected and passed and found fit for human consumption.
      5. The poultry meat was produced under mandatory HACCP regulations that require testing for Salmonella and Escherichia coli and was found to be in compliance.
      6. The poultry meat was produced in accordance with the U.S. National Residue Program.

      In addition, the following condition must be met:
      1. Costa Rica has an expiration date for frozen poultry of 12 months from the date of production. Any frozen product arriving in Costa Rica must have more than two months of shelf life remaining in relation to its expiration date, otherwise the shipment will be refused entry.
      2. For Fresh/Frozen poultry, Spanish labels are preferred but English labels are acceptable. The labels must include lot number, packaging date, and the official number of the producing establishment.
      3. Product must be packed and maintained at -18 degrees Celsius for the duration of the shipment to Costa Rica.
    4. Fully cooked poultry meat products - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, and include the following certification statement in the "Remarks" section:

      " The fully cooked processed poultry product was produced in accordance with USDA regulatory requirements."
    5. Fully cooked pork meat products - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, and include the following certification statement in the "Remarks" section:

      " The fully cooked processed pork product was produced in accordance with USDA regulatory requirements."
    6. For Hog Casing derived/produced from animals slaughtered before May 17, 2013 – Obtain  the appropriate Casings Export Certificate (FSIS Form 9060-7 Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post Mortem and Fit For Human Food Statements or  FSIS Form 9060-18 Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post Mortem, and Sound and Clean Statements) and add the following statement in the Remarks section.

      "Hog casings are derived/produced from animals slaughtered before May 17, 2013."


Other Requirements

  1. The official BEEF certificate must declare the following: date, exporter (name and address), consignee (name and address), establishment (name and number) lot number or production code, number of packages, weight, kind of product (beef cuts, ribs, beef liver), official stamp and signed by an official veterinarian. The certificates must be numbered. If the certificate has more than one page, the pages must be numbered like this: Page 1 of 2, Page 2 of 2, signed and stamped with the official stamp. If there are annexes to the certificate, ' all of them should be numbered signed and stamped by the FSIS veterinarian. The official certificate should indicate if there are any annnexes and how many and all annexes signed, dated and stamped by the FSIS veterinarian.
  2. Frozen beef, liver and/or tongue shipments arriving in Costa Rica more than six months after their packing date will be refused of entry. Fresh beef shipments arriving in Costa Rica more than nine days after their packing date will be refused of entry.
  3. Beef and beef products that are AMS graded and are labeled USDA Choice or USDA Prime, may include the USDA grade designation on the export certificate in the “Product as Labeled” section of FSIS Form 9060-5 with the relevant beef product.
  4. The ink color of the stamp and signature must be different from that ink used to print the certificate.
  5. For beef products, Spanish labels are preferred but English labels are acceptable. The labels must include lot number, packaging date, and the official number of the producing establishment.
  6. Frozen beef product must be packed and maintained at -18 degrees Centigrade during storage and inside shipping containers while in-transit to Costa Rica. Fresh beef products should be kept at 0 degrees Centigrade or below
  7. For beef and pork products destined for the retail market, product labeling must be in compliance with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Commerce and Economy regulations. Exporters are advised to work closely with Costa Rican importers to assure labeling meets these requirements.
  8. Frozen pork and pork products arriving in Costa Rica more than six (6) months after their packing date will be refused entry. Fresh pork and pork products arriving in Costa Rica more than nine (9) days after their packing date will be refused entry.
  9. For pork products, Spanish labels are preferred but English labels are acceptable. The labels must include lot number, packaging date, and the official number of the producing establishment.
  10. Frozen pork product must be packed and maintained at -18°C during storage and inside shipping containers while in-transit to Costa Rica. Fresh pork products should be kept at 0°C or below.


Plants Eligible to Export

  1. All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Costa Rica.


 

 

Last Modified Jun 02, 2015