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, ships' stores, 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.
Last update Feb 28, 2022
Additional Import Information
The products identified in the table above are eligible for export from Spain 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.
These 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 Spain
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 Spain’s eligibility to export product to the United States are listed below:
Pork imported from Spain 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, Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.13, and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) 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 Spain’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.