Last update May 30, 2023
- Beef, beef products, and beef offals sourced from cattle slaughtered and processed on or after July 27, 2016 except as noted below in B. Ineligible Product and the Eligible Establishment List for Brazil. *
- Pork casings.
- Lamb casings imported from New Zealand that have not undergone processing or repackaging in the U.S.
- 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.
- Edible products for pharmaceutical or other industrial purposes.
- Beef, beef products, and offals that have undergone radiation treatment.
- Fresh/frozen poultry and poultry products.
- Fresh/frozen and further processed pork and pork products.
- 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.
- Information for Exporters on Label Registration: Brazil requires that labels be registered before exports can be certified by FSIS. Exporting establishments are responsible for obtaining the label registration from the Government of Brazil. FSIS is not responsible for label registration with the Government of Brazil – either the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) and/or the Department of Animal Origin Products (DIPOA). However, documentation of the label registration with MAPA/DIPOA must be provided to and verified by FSIS personnel and the label registration number must be included on the FSIS Beef, Beef Products, and Offals letterhead certificate (LHC) which is required as part of export certification.
- Requests for label registration can only be submitted by establishments who are already included on the Eligible Establishment List for Brazil. * Instructions on how to obtain establishment registration are included below in the “Establishments Eligible to Export” section of this Export Library. Once an establishment is registered with the Government of Brazil, label registration is obtained by the establishment. The establishment must complete the label registration in the Government of Brazil’s electronic system (which is in Portuguese) in order to obtain the registration. Please see the attached label template.
If requested, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Brasilia, Brazil can facilitate the label registration process. Please contact FAS at:
Note: FAS Brasilia’s role in the label registration process is to pass information and assist the U.S. exporter in accessing the MAPA/DIPOA system. FAS Brasilia will not copy or keep a file or record of the information sent to the MAPA/DIPOA by the U.S. exporter for label registration purposes.
- The importer based in Brazil may also be able to provide assistance to the U.S.-based exporter in preparing the required form(s) and label(s) in Portuguese. Please contact your Brazil-based importer for assistance with Portuguese.
- Brazil’s label registration process may take several weeks to complete. Once the Government of Brazil (MAPA/DIPOA) makes a decision about the label registration application, the electronic system will send an e-mail to the U.S.-based exporter and the process is complete.
- Finally, please retain all documentation regarding Brazil’s label registration at your establishment as it will be required to be viewed by FSIS personnel to complete export certification.
- Beef, beef products, and beef offals - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Beef, Beef Products, and Beef Offals to Brazil. See Notes below.
- Glands for Pharmaceutical Use
a. Edible product- Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5. Do not check the box certifying "wholesomeness". Type the following statement in the remarks section "FOR PHARMACEUTICAL USE ONLY".
- Pork Casings produced domestically - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-7 (08/26/2011), Export Certificate for Animal Casings. In addition a bilingual FSIS Letterhead Certificate 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."
Notes for completing FSIS Form 9060-5:
- Certificates should never be stamped with the export stamp or embossed with a stamp.
- A product lot number must be provided on the FSIS Form 9060-5 in block 15 for each product listed in block 10.
- A packing date or packing date range must be provided in the FSIS Form 9060-5 Remarks block corresponding to each product listed in block 10.
- The Establishment number on the product provided on FSIS Form 9060-5 block 16 must be the same as it appears on the Eligible Establishment List for Brazil as this is how the establishment number was registered with Brazil following the process noted in the Establishments Eligible to Export tab. *
Note for completing the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Beef, Beef Products, and Beef Offals to Brazil.
- The shipping information table below the FSIS certifying official’s signature is to be completed by the applicant or shipping company and is not required to be verified by FSIS or to be completed prior to signing the letterhead certificate by the FSIS certifying official.
- Establishment Registration
- Establishments wishing to export to Brazil are required submit FSIS Form 9080-3: Establishment Application for Export through PHIS. Please refer to FSIS Directive 13,000.5, Public Health Information System Export Certification, for more information and instructions on the FSIS web site at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-02/9080-3-Application-Submission.pdf.
- IPP are to be aware that export applicants that do not have access to or use PHIS are to send a fully completed paper copy of FSIS Form 9080-3 to the FSIS Proxy, using one of the three options listed below, for entry into PHIS on the applicant’s behalf. FSIS Proxy information is located on the FSIS Export Library page.
- Email: FSCExport.Recon@usda.gov;
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, FMD, Financial Services Center,
P.O. Box 9205, Des Moines, IA 50306-9948; or
- Fax: 1-844-378-1048
- Eligible Establishment List for Brazil *
- FSIS will certify these establishments to the Government of Brazil when OPPD approves the FSIS Form 9080-3. Product cannot be shipped until confirmation of both establishment and label of registration is received from the Government of Brazil. When FSIS receives notification from the Government of Brazil that the establishment is registered with MAPA/DIPOA, FSIS will update the Eligible Establishment List for Brazil.
Last update Feb 28, 2022
The products identified in the table above are eligible for export from Brazil to the United States as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Equivalence Process.
Source materials used to produce product intended for export to the United States must originate from a certified establishment in an eligible country that has an equivalent raw or processed products inspection system.
The above are the Process Categories, Product Categories, and Product Groups as listed in the FSIS Product Categorization document and defined in the Public Health Information System (PHIS).
APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for Brazil
The USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) restricts certain animal products from entering the United States because of animal disease conditions in the country of origin. Applicable APHIS animal disease requirements that may have an impact on Brazil’s eligibility to export product to the United States are listed below:
Beef imported from Brazil is subject to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.18 or 9 CFR 94.19. In addition, Brazil is affected with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and the importation of beef from Brazil is prohibited as per 9 CFR 94.1 except from the following States: State of Catarina, which is recognized by APHIS to be free of FMD; however, imports from Santa Catarina are subject to animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.11. Also, fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can be imported from the States of Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, São Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins if requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.29, in addition to other applicable requirements, are met.
The importation of cooked and cured meats derived from ruminants originating from regions of Brazil as designated in 9 CFR 94.1 is prohibited unless conditions specified in 9 CFR 94.4 have been fulfilled.
Pork imported from Brazil is subjected to African Swine Fever (ASF) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.8, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.32, and Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.13. In addition, Brazil is affected with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and is subjected to animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.4, except pork imported from the state of Santa Catarina, which is subjected to animal health requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.11.
For information or questions concerning a country’s animal disease status and restrictions please contact the APHIS Veterinary Services, Strategy and Policy, Animal Product Import and Export at:
Veterinary Services, Strategy and Policy, Animal Product Import and Export (APIE)
4700 River Road, Unit 40
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone: (301) 851-3300
Link to Brazil’s Certified Establishment List
A certified establishment is an establishment that the Central Competent Authority (CCA) of the foreign country has certified as meeting the requirements of the inspection system that FSIS has determined equivalent to the United States inspection system and, therefore, eligible to export meat, poultry, or egg products to the United States.
Establishments Certified to Export Beef and Pork Products to the United States