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Export Certification Checklist

This checklist is provided as an overview of the steps needed to be taken when you want to export meat, poultry, or processed egg products from the United States.

  1. Consult the FSIS Export Library for a specific country.
    • These files contain information obtained by FSIS from direct communication with government officials in the importing country.
    • If a country is not listed, it should be assumed that nothing is known about that country's import requirements, and FSIS will issue the FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, without any additional information provided in the "Remarks" section.
    • For a country that is not listed, exporters are advised to work closely with the importer for information regarding eligibility of the product, certification requirements, and the existence of a valid import permit for the product.
  2. Check the list of U.S. establishments eligible to export to a specific country.
    • Most countries accept products from all Federally-authorized establishments, but some only accept products from plants that have been pre-certified. In the case of countries accepting product from all Federally-authorized establishments, this is indicated in the country requirements under the section entitled "Plant Eligibility".
    • If the importing country requires pre-certification of the establishment, this will be indicated in the FSIS Export Library for the country. For such pre-certification requests, FSIS Form 9080-3, Establishment Application for Export, is to be completed and submitted by establishment personnel using PHIS (Public Health Information System). Effective June 29, 2018, FSIS no longer accepts the paper version of FSIS Form 9080-3 submitted to FSIS IPP. For establishments that do not have access to or use PHIS, they 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. The FSIS Proxy will enter the application information into PHIS on the applicant’s behalf. 
       
      1. Email: FSCExport.Recon@fsis.usda.gov;
         
      2. 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
         
      3. Fax: 1-844-378-1048
         
    • Please consult the FSIS Export Library for any additional information that may be specific to a country regarding FSIS Form 9080-3 requirements.
  3. If the product(s) is eligible for export to a specific country, obtain a copy of FSIS Form 9060-6, Application for Export Certificate, from the FSIS Forms page of the FSIS web site for countries not active in PHIS. For exports to those countries active in PHIS, the export applicant is to complete and submit the application for export in PHIS.
  4. Complete the application and present it to the FSIS inspector assigned to the establishment from which the product is being exported and who performs export verification and product re-inspection according to FSIS Directive 9000.1 (PDF only). 
    • For exports outside of PHIS, the inspector will sign the application and provide a blank export certificate or the certificate's serial number.
    • For exports in PHIS, the inspector will review the application for export and issue a completed export certificate upon approval of the export consignment.
  5. The serial number on the certificate must be stamped on each shipping container with the export stamp as required by 9 CFR 322.1 | PDF and 9 CFR 381.105 | PDF.
    • For all exports to countries not included in PHIS, FSIS will continue using and issuing the six-digit export stamp.
    • For all exports to countries included in PHIS, FSIS will use and issue the new seven-digit export stamp.
  6. For exports outside of PHIS, the export applicant is to present the completed export certificate for signature to the appropriate FSIS signing official along with any other supplemental documents (e.g. letterhead certificates) required by the country. 
    • Most certificates may be signed by the FSIS inspector, but some countries may require the signature of the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian.
    • The country requirements will indicate when the signature of the FSIS Public Health Veterinarian is required.
    • If the country requirements remain silent, the signature of an FSIS Inspector will suffice.
  7. The original copy of the certificate will be provided to the exporter and must be provided to the importing country with the shipment.

Notes:

  • Although FSIS Form 9060-5 is the generic export certificate issued for most countries, some countries require a dedicated certificate. For example, Canada requires meat and poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9135-3, and Russia requires poultry products be certified on FSIS Form 9450-4. Consult the country’s requirements in the export library for complete certification information.
  • Only statements or information that are required and found in the export library will be certified by FSIS on the export certificate or associated continuation page(s). 

 

 

Last Modified Aug 10, 2018