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Export Requirements for Brazil

BR-35 (Jan 9, 2017)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Product
    1. Beef, beef products, and beef offals sourced from cattle slaughtered and processed on or after July 27, 2016.
    2. Pork casings.
    3. Lamb casings imported from New Zealand that have not undergone processing or repackaging in the U.S.
    4. 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.
    5. Protein free tallow.
    6. Edible products for pharmaceutical or other industrial purposes.
  2. Ineligible Product
    1. Beef, beef products, and offals that have undergone radiation treatment.
    2. Fresh/frozen poultry and poultry products.
    3. Fresh/frozen and further processed pork and pork products.


Processing/Labeling Requirements

  1. Processing Requirements
    1. Bulk-packed meat products must be packaged in plastic (cryovac or similar material), even if packed in waxed or impermeable boxes.
    2. The production date (date on which the product was prepared) must be identified on the master carton.
  2. The following is presented as information for the exporter. Brazil requires that both establishments and labels be registered before exports can be certified. Regarding label registration, FSIS personnel are not responsible for label registration with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA), Department of Animal Origin Products (DIPOA). However documentation of prior label registration with MAPA/DIPOA must be verified by FSIS personnel for export certification.

    The Brazilian government requires the registration of all product labels before product can be certified for export. Requests for label registration can only be submitted for establishments already on the Eligible Establishment List for Brazil (more information on that list is available below in “Plants Eligible to Export” section of this Export Library). Label registration is obtained by the exporter. The exporter must complete and submit the bilingual (Portuguese/English) Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form.   

    For your convenience, an English-only version is provided.

    The instructions for completing the Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form are also available.

    Please note that MAPA/DIPOA will only process the Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form and the proposed label(s) when they are submitted in Portuguese/EnglishBoth the Form(s) and the Label(s) can be submitted in both Portuguese/English – but English-only submissions will not be accepted.  Therefore, it is necessary to submit to MAPA/DIPOA a Portuguese or bilingual copy of both the application form and any associated label(s).  The Brazilian importer may be able to provide assistance to the U.S exporter in preparing the required form(s) and label(s) in Portuguese.

    The U.S. exporter is to mail the completed label registration form and any associated labels to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs Office in Brazil to the following address:

    Office of Agricultural Affairs
    American Embassy Brasilia
    7500 Brasilia Place
    Dulles, Virginia 20189

    U.S. exporters may also send the Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form by Fedex or DHL delivery directly to the American Embassy at:

    Office of Agricultural Affairs
    American Embassy Brasilia
    SES Av. Das Nações 
    Quadra 801, Lote 3
    Brasilia, DF 70403-900

    Note: The FAS office function in the label registration process is to pass information from the U.S. exporter to the MAPA/DIPOA. The FAS 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.


    Please note that Brazil/MAPA’s label registration process may take several weeks to complete. Once MAPA/DIPOA makes a decision about the label registration application, a copy of the label registration form with MAPA/DIPOA's decision will be returned to the U.S exporter by the USDA FAS Office of Agricultural Affairs in Brasilia. The copy of the decision will be returned to the address provided by the exporter on block 1.6 of the Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form.  Please retain this documentation at your establishment as it will be required by FSIS personnel for export certification.
  3. When completing MAPA’s Labels and Animal Origin Imported Products Registration Form, the Establishment assigns a unique and sequential label registration number in block 1.3 for the product label.*
    Examples:
    1. The first label that the establishment registers they would assign the registration number in blcok 1.3 as: 0001/[insert the FSIS establishment number on the eligible establishment list linked in the Brazil export library].*
    2. For the second label that the eestablishment registers they would assign the registration number in block 1.3 as: 0002/[insert the FSIS establishment number on the eligible establishment list linked in the Brazil export library].*

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Documentation Requirements

  1. Certification
    1. 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.

      Note: The FSIS Letterhead Certificate requires that the exporter provide documentation to the FSIS inspector that a label registration number has been granted by Brazil. A separate Letterhead Certificate indicating the Brazil label registration number is required for each product listed on the 9060-5 certificate

    2. Glands for Pharmaceutical Use
      1. 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".
    3. Pork Casings. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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."

      Note: Certificates should never be stamped with the export stamp or embossed with a stamp.


Plants Eligible to Export

  1. Plant Approval
    1. Any federally inspected U.S. meat and poultry establishment interested in exporting to Brazil must submit FSIS Form 9080-3 to Import Export Policy Development Staff, FSIS, (202) 720-0082 or (855) 444-9904/fax (202) 720-7990/email - importexport@fsis.usda.gov.
      1. The application (FSIS Form 9080-3) should have the following information:
        1. Establishment Number
        2. Establishment Name
        3. Physical Location of Establishment
        4. Type of Facility (slaughter, processing, boning, cold storage)
        5. Species (beef, poultry, pork, lamb, etc.)
        6. Contact Name, telephone number and fax number.

FSIS will certify these establishments to Brazilian Officials. Product should not be shipped until confirmation of registration is received from Brazil through FSIS. Upon FSIS receipt of notification from the Brazilian officials of their approval, these establishments will be added to the FSIS Eligible Plant List for Brazil. This list is available through the Export Library or can be requested from FSIS at (202) 720-0082 or (855) 444-9904.

 

Last Modified Jan 09, 2017