Export Requirements for Vietnam
VI-20 (Mar 12, 2012)
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- Beef meat, including bone-in and boneless, from animals less than 30 months of age produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV program for Vietnam and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.
- Beef offal products from animals less than 30 months of age slaughtered before July 15, 2010, produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV program for Vietnam and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.
- Beef heart, liver and kidney products from animals less than 30 months of age slaughtered on or after May 4, 2011, produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program. Information about the EV program for Vietnam and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained 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 Vietnam. 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 EV establishment is not properly executing its EV program, export certification should not be issued for the product in question and 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
Veal and veal products are not subject to the EV program.
- Poultry and poultry products.
- Poultry hearts and livers from birds slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011.
- Pork and pork products.
- Pork heart, liver, and kidney from animals slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011.
Note: All exporters that wish to export meat and poultry products to Vietnam must complete Appendix 3 of "Circular 25". Exporters should work closely with importers and with industry \ organizations such as U. S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for assistance in obtaining Appendix 3 of Circular 25. Appendix 3 must be submitted to U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at: (011 - 84-4) 3850 5130.
- All other beef, pork, and poultry offal not identified in the "Eligible section" above.
- Beef offal products from animals slaughtered on or after July 15, 2010 and before May 3, 2011 are not eligible for export.
- For poultry and poultry products. The following certification statement must be included in the "Remarks" section of the FSIS Form 9060-5:
"The birds from which the product was derived originated from a zone free of highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza."
- For beef meat, including bone-in and boneless, and offal products. In completing the FSIS Form 9060-6, Application for Export, the following statement must be included: "The product meets EV requirements for Vietnam." Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. The following certification statements must be included in the "Remarks" section of the FSIS Form 9060-5 or on a letterhead certificate:
- The meat was derived from cattle less than thirty (30) months of age.
- The meat was derived from federally certified slaughter and processing facilities, operating under supervision of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
- The cattle from which the beef and beef meat products were derived were not subjected to a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity or to a pithing process.
- The meat was derived from cattle that were officially given an ante and post-mortem inspection by FSIS inspection officials, and were not suspect or confirmed BSE cases.
- The beef and beef meat products were not derived from the following specified risk materials: 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 and the tonsils and distal ileum of the small intestine of any cattle regardless of age.
- The meat does not contain advanced recovery meat or mechanically separated meat.
- The cattle from which the product was derived were not fed meat and bone meal or greaves of ruminant origin.
- Protein-free beef tallow. The following certification statement must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 for protein-free tallow:
"The protein-free tallow covered by this certificate has been tested for content of insoluble impurities with the results below 0.15% in weight."
This certification statement will be included on the export certificate based on the presentation of a certificate issued by an independent laboratory report (not belonging to the exporter and/or the manufacturer).
- Pork and pork products must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
Plants Eligible to Export
All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Vietnam. However, beef products must originate from AMS EV approved establishments.
Plants Delisted for Export
Est. P477, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Buena Vista, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification should not be issued for product originating from this establishment.
Est. P18873, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Vienna, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification should not be issued for product originating from this establishment.
VI-20 (Mar 12, 2012)