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Export Requirements for Turks & Caicos Islands

TC-18 (Apr 20, 2015)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Beef, beef products.
    2. Poultry and poultry products.
    3. Pork and pork products.
    4. Sheep and goat meat and meat products.
    5. Meat and meat products legally imported into the United States, including canned, boneless meat.
    6. Exotic animal (non-amenable species) slaughtered and processed under FSIS voluntary inspection.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Fresh/Frozen poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating from or slaughtered 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.
      • Iowa
        • Buena Vista County in the State of Iowa, on or after March 23, 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.
        • Steans 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.
        • Otter Tail County in the State of Minnesota on or after March 25, 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.
      • Montana
        • Judith Basin County in the State of Montana on or after March 12, 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.*

Documentation Requirements

  1. Certification Requirements
    1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5.
    2. For meat products bearing the USDA mark of inspection containing pork, sheep, or goat meat, the following statement must be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060 -5:
      "The United States is free from foot-and-mouth disease."
    3. For fresh/frozen poultry meat, the following statements must be typed in the “Remark” section of a FSIS form 9060-5 or on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      “The poultry was raised in a zone or state where there has been no confirmed cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza).”
    4. For beef and beef products, the following statements must be typed in the “Remarks” section of a FSIS Form 9060-5 or on an FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The United States is free from foot-and-mouth disease."
      2. "The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were derived from cattle that were either born in the United States or legally imported."
      3. "The United States complies with the conditions in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the OIE as a country that presents a Negligible Risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)."
      4. "The cattle from which the fresh meat and meat products destined for export to the Turks and Caicos Islands were derived were not subjected to a pithing process.
      5. "The feeding of ruminants with ruminant origin meat-and-bone meal or greaves is prohibited in the United States."
    5. For meat and meat products other than canned, boneless meat products imported into the United States which are intended for export to the Turks and Caicos Islands without further processing, a copy of the original accompanying health certificate from the exporting country must accompany the product along with the original FSIS export certificate. In addition, the following statement must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
      "The meat or meat product was legally imported into the United States."
    6. For meat and meat products imported into the United States which are intended for export to the Turks and Caicos Islands after further processing in the United States, the following must be included in the remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
      "The meat and meat product were legally imported into the United States."
    7. For canned, boneless meat imported into the United States and exported to the Turks and Caicos Islands without further processing, a copy of the original accompanying health certificate from the exporting country must accompany the product along with the original USDA inspection certificate. In addition, the following statement must be included in the remarks section on the FSIS Form 9060-5:
      "The canned meat product was legally imported into the United States."
    Note: Exporters are advised to work closely with their importers to ensure that import permits for their shipments are issued in advance by the Animal Health Services Division of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Department of Agriculture.

Other Requirements

  1. Meat and meat products (except non-amenable animal meats) intended for personal consumption up to a maximum of 45 kg will be permitted entry without export certification provided the original packaging is intact and the packaging bears the USDA inspection legend.

Packaging Requirements

  1. Shipping containers must be sealed; commercial seals are acceptable.
  2. Products for personal consumption must be packaged.


Plants Eligible to Export

All USDA federally inspected plants are eligible to export to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Last Modified Apr 20, 2015