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Export Requirements for Thailand

TH-31 (Sep 24, 2014)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Product
    1. Processed pork meat products including cooked products and marinated raw products.
    2. Natural casings, except those derived from ineligible species.
    3. Fresh/frozen turkey and turkey products.
    4. Processed chicken meat products, including cooked products or marinated raw products.
    5. Boneless Beef
      Plants are required to export boneless beef and processed boneless beef products under an approved Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) BEV program. Information regarding the AMS USDA Beef Export Verification program and a list of eligible establishments can be accessed 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 Thailand. 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 BEV establishment is not properly executing its BEV program, AMS should be notified at ARCBranch@usda.gov. Inspection 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

      The export applicant must certify on the FSIS 9060-6, Application for Export, in the Remarks section, "The product was produced under a Beef Export Verification (BEV) program that was audited and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service." In addition, slaughter and all subsequent processing plants must appear on AMS' list of BEV Thailand approved establishments.
    6. Heat treated pork products.
    7. Processed sheep meat products, including cooked products or marinated raw products.
  2. Ineligible Product
    1. Unprocessed sheep meat, sheep offal and sheep casings.
    2. Unprocessed pork and pork offal.
    3. Unprocessed chicken.

Labeling Requirements

  1. Meat - All carcasses, meat and offals must bear the meat inspection legend. Products too small to be marked, shall be packed in closed containers bearing the inspection legend.
  2. Poultry - All poultry and poultry products must be packed in closed containers bearing the inspection legend.

Documentation Requirements

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

  1. Certification Requirements.
    1. Record the date of processing or packing in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5.
    2. The following statement MUST be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
      "The products were manufactured in accordance with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulatory requirement."
  2. Boneless Beef.
    1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 and a FSIS letterhead certificate with the following certification statements:
      1. The United States of America (USA) is free from Rinderpest and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and officially approved by the Office International des Epizootics (OIE) for at least 3 (three) years prior to export.
      2. The animals received ante and post-mortem inspection and were found healthy and free of clinical signs of the following diseases: tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, taeniasis, and bovine cysticercosis.
      3. The farm(s) or premises of origin have been free from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia during the past 12 (twelve) months preceding the slaughter of the animals and until the time of export.
      4. The product was obtained from animals of U.S. origin or legally imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements.
      5. The cattle have received ante and post-mortem inspections by an FSIS veterinarian or may be performed by an official FSIS inspector with appropriate training, knowledge, skills and abilities.
      6. The product was obtained from animals less than 30 (thirty) months of age.
      7. The product was obtained from animals which were not stunned by means of gas injection in the cranial cavity, or cutting of the spinal cord by laceration of the central nervous tissue by means of introducing a sharp cutting instrument in the cranial cavity, or by a pithing process.
      8. The product contains no specified risk materials including brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, tonsils, distal ileum, 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.
      9. The product does not contain meat from advanced meat recovery and mechanically separated meat.
      10. The meat was derived from animals which received ante and post-mortem inspection. The meat was not derived from animals that were suspect or confirmed BSE cases.
      11. The slaughter, processing, and storage of the product were from establishment(s) under federal inspection.
      12. The meat contains no preservatives, additives or other substances posing a harmful risk to human health.
      13. The meat has been produced according to a residue and microbiological sampling program in accordance with USDA regulatory requirements.
      14. The meat was produced in accordance with the FSIS National Residue Program.
    2. In addition:
      1. The date(s) of slaughter, manufacture, or packaging must be reflected in the Remarks Section of the FSIS Form 9060-5.
      2. Each carton must bear the slaughter or production date (month, day and year) and must be marked "Product of USA".
      3. Each carton must bear USDA's mark of inspection.
      4. Each carton must be closed in a manner whereby tampering would be evident.
  3. Poultry and poultry products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5.  In addition, the following statements must be typed in the remarks section or on a USDA letterhead certificate certifying that:
    1. The product was derived from birds from an establishment that is free from notifiable avian influenza and exotic Newcastle disease;
    2. The birds are born and reared in the United States or have been in the United States for not less than thirty days;
    3. The products have been processed in an approved establishment in a sanitary manner under constant veterinary supervision and derived from birds that received ante-mortem and post-mortem examination and found free of disease;
    4. The products do not contain preservatives, additives, or other substances at a level harmful to human health;
    5. The products are fit for human consumption and every precaution has been taken to prevent contamination prior to export;
    6. The products have not been stored for more than 3 months; and
    7. Duck and duck products. The ducks have come from farms free from Duck Viral Hepatitis and Duck Viral Enteritis for the last 12 months.
  4. All canned or preserved meat and poultry products - The following statements must be typed in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
    1. The canned or preserved meat and poultry products are heat treated and achieve commercial sterility (shelf stability) in accordance with FSIS canning regulations cited in 9 CFR 318.300 and 381.300.
  5. Edible Product for Animal Food - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 and the following statement must be typed on the face of the certificate: "For Animal Food - For Export to Thailand."
  6. Processed sheep products: Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
    Record the date of processing or packing in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5. The following statement MUST be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
    "The products were manufactured in accordance with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulatory requirement."
  7. Natural casings- Obtain FSIS Form 9060-18 (08/25/2011), Animal Casing Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-Mortem, Post Mortem and Sound and Clean Statements.
  8. Ship Stores:  Import permit is required.  However, an import permit waiver can be requested from the Thai Department of Livestock Development on a case-by-case basis by the U.S. Embassy in Thailand on behalf of an importer and with appropriate documentation.   Contact the U.S. Embassy in Thailand at  agbangkok@fas.usda.gov.*


Note to Exporters: Exporters are advised that importers must have a valid import license to allow entry of meat and poultry and meat and poultry products. Exporters should work closely with their importer to assure that the proper licenses have been obtained.


Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected meat and poultry establishments are eligible to export to Thailand. However, beef products must originate from AMS EV approved establishments.

 

Last Modified Sep 24, 2014