Last update Feb 07, 2020
- Fresh/frozen red meat and poultry, meat and poultry products, game meat, products for pet food manufacture and pharmaceutical processing, and certain other products intended for export to countries which are members of the European Union must follow the European Union Requirements found elsewhere in the FSIS Export Library.
EXPO Milano 2015
Italy will host the universal exhibition named ‘EXPO Milano 2015’ which will take place in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015
Requirements for the products destined to the exhibition site of EXPO Milano 2015
- The U.S. will authorize the export of consignments of meat, poultry and egg products, from 1 March 2015 to 31 October 2015, only if product is packaged in sealed containers or packages that do not allow any leakage of the content and are marked with the words ‘for exclusive destination EXPO Milano 2015’ in red and white and in a readable size proportionate to the dimension of those containers or packages
- The products must accompany the 9060-5 certificate along with the appropriate EU transit certificate as well as the attached certificate.
All animal health restriction listed in the Ineligible section of the EU apply to export of product to EXPO Milano 2015.
Last update Feb 28, 2022
Additional Import Information
The products identified in the table above are eligible for export from Italy 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).
- RTE = Ready-to-eat; NRTE = Not ready-to-eat
APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for Italy
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 Italy’s eligibility to export product to the United States are listed below:
Pork imported from Italy is subjected to African Swine Fever (ASF) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.8, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.31, and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.11.
All of Italy is affected with Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD), except Emilia-Romagna, Friuli, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto, and the autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano. Pork imported from these listed areas are required to meet animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.13. Pork imported from all other areas are required to meet animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.17.
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 Italy’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.