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Export Requirements for Colombia

CO-125 (Mar 16, 2018)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible
    1. Pork and pork products.
    2. Protein-free tallow (0.15% maximum insoluble impurities), products derived from protein-free tallow and gelatin and collagen exclusively obtained from hides and skins.
    3. Poultry and poultry products, except as indicated in B. Ineligible.
    4. Beef and beef products.
      1. Produced on or after December 7, 2015 are not required to be produced under an approved AMS EV program for Colombia;
      2. Produced before December 7, 2015, are required to be produced under an approved AMS EV program for Colombia.
    1. The vertebral column (including the transverse process of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, the wings of the sacrum, and the vertebrae of the tail) must be removed from animals 30 months of age and older. Also, the meat cannot be derived from animals imported from Canada for immediate slaughter. Eligible beef and beef products must be produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program for beef to Colombia. Veal is not subject to an approved EV program; however, an EV program is necessary if the facility also handles non-conforming product in which case the EV program is required to ensure control of the non-conforming product. Information about the EV program for Colombia and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.

      Effective March 19, 2012, a Statement of Verification (SOV) is no longer required as part of the export certification process for Colombia. FSIS inspection personnel will continue to verify the eligibility of the establishment and product. The unique product identification system can be accessed by authorized FSIS inspection personnel from FSIS' Intranet site. Details of the Export Verification program can be accessed from the Export Verification (EV) Programs Additional Requirements page on the AMS' Web site.

      If FSIS inspection personnel become aware of concerns that an AMS approved EV establishment is not properly executing its EV program, export certification should not be issued for the product in question and AMS should be notified at QAD.AuditService@ams.usda.gov. Inspection personnel should include their immediate supervisor on messages to AMS. The following information should be included in the message:
      1. Establishment name, address, and establishment number
      2. Product type, product code, and quantity of product
      3. Date of production, lot number, and shift
      4. Date and nature of observation
      5. Name of country product is intended for export
      6. Export certificate number (if applicable)
      7. Any other information to verify claim
      8. Name of inspection official

      Rendered beef fat is not subject to the EV Program.
       
  2. Ineligible
    1. Goat and sheep and by-products.
    2. Imported poultry and poultry products and meat derived from birds that have not been in the U.S. for at least 21 days.
    3. Fresh/frozen poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds originating from or slaughtered within:
      1. Alabama
        1. Cullman County between March 21, 2017 and July 18, 2017;
        2. Jackson County between March 15, 2017 and June 14, 2017;
        3. Lauderdale County between March 10, 2017 and June 20, 2017;
        4. Madison County between March 10, 2017 and June 19, 2017; and
        5. Pickens County between March 16, 2017 and July 12, 2017 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      2. Arkansas
        1. Boone County on or after February 18, 2015 and before July 14, 2015; and
        2. Marion Country on or after February 18, 2015 and before July 14, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      3. California
        1. Kings County on or after January 1, 2015 and before May 26, 2015;
        2. Stanislaus County on or after January 1, 2015 and before May 26, 2015; and
        3. Tuolumne County on or after January 1, 2015 and before May 26, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      4. Georgia
        1. Chattooga County between March 25, 2017 and July 20, 2017 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      5. Idaho
        1. Canyon County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19, 2015; and
        2. Payette County
          • on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19. 2015; and
          • on or after April 11, 2017 and July 13, 2017 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      6. Indiana
        1. Whitley County on or after April 18, 2015 and before August 10, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      7. Iowa
        1. Adair County between May 6, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        2. Buena Vista County between March 23, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        3. Calhoun County between April 30, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        4. Cherokee County between April 13, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        5. Clay County between April 10, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        6. Hamilton County between May 8, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        7. Humboldt County between May 6, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        8. Kossuth County between April 10, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        9. Lyon County between April 23, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        10. Madison County between April 13, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        11. O’Brien County between April 7, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        12. Osceola County between March 30, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        13. Palo Alto County between April 20, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        14. Plymouth County between April 24, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        15. Pocahontas County between April 10, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        16. Sac County between April 3, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        17. Sioux County between April 6, 2015 and October 9, 2015;
        18. Webster County between May 6, 2015 and October 9, 2015; and
        19. Wright County between April 13, 2015 and October 9, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      8. Kansas
        1. Cherokee County on or after February 15, 2015 and before July 6, 2015;
        2. Crawford County on or after February 15, 2015 and before July 6, 2015; and
        3. Leavenworth County on or after February 21, 2015 and before July 6, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      9. Kentucky
        1. Christian County on or after March 17, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      10. Minnesota
        1. Blue Earth County on or after May 12, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        2. Brown County on or after May 6, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        3. Clay County on or after April 1, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        4. Cottonwood County on or after March 19, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        5. Kandiyohi County on or after March 16, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        6. Lac Qui Parle County on or after March 6, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        7. Le Sueur County on or after March 21, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        8. Lincoln County on or after April 14, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        9. Lyon County on or after March 19, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        10. Meeker County on or after March 18, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        11. Nicollet County on or after April 14, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        12. Nobles County on or after March 12, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        13. Otter Tail County on or after March 25, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        14. Pipestone County on or after April 1, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        15. Pope County on or after February 12, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;  
        16. Redwood County on or after March, 22, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        17. Renville County on or after April 13, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        18. Roseau County on or after March 24, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        19. Stearns County on or after March 7, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        20. Steele County on or after April 7, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        21. Swift County on or after March, 22, 2015 and before September 10, 2015;
        22. Wadena County on or after March 30, 2015 and before September 10, 2015; and
        23. Watonwan County on or after March 19, 2015 and before September 10, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      11. Missouri
        1. Jasper County
          • On or after February 15, 2015 and before September 22, 2015; and
          • On or after May 1, 2016 and before August 10, 2016; and
          • On or after March 3, 2018 are ineligible for export to Colombia. 
        2. Barton County on or after February 15, 2015 and before September 22, 2015;
        3. Morgan County on or after February 15, 2015 and before September 22, 2015;
        4. Lewis County on or after April 13, 2015 and before September 22, 2015;
        5. Moniteau County on or after February 15, 2015 and before September 22, 2015; and
        6. Webster County on or after March 15, 2018 are ineligible for export to Colombia. *
      12. Montana
        1. Judith Basin County on or after March 12, 2015 and before July 3, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      13. Nebraska
        1. Dixon County on or after April 21, 2015 and before September 23, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      14. North Dakota
        1. Dickey County on or after March 20, 2015 and before July 28, 2015; and
        2. LaMoure County on or after April 3, 2015 and before July 28, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      15. Oregon
        1. Bend Country on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 20, 2015;
        2. Descheutes County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 20, 2015; and
        3. Douglas County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 20, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      16. South Dakota
        1. Beadle County between March 11, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        2. Bon Homme County between April 22, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        3. Kingsbury County between March 18, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        4. McCook County between March 20, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        5. McPherson County between March 20, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        6. Moody County between April 27, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        7. Roberts County between March 25, 2015 and September 14, 2015;
        8. Spink County between March 30, 2015 and September 14, 2015; and
        9. Yankton County between April 22, 2015 and September 14, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      17. Tennessee
        1. Lincoln Country on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before September 11, 2017; and
        2. Giles County on or after March 8, 2017 and on or before July 2, 2017 are ineligible for export to Colombia..
      18. Texas
        1. Hopkins County on or after March 7, 2018 are ineligible for export to Colombia. 
      19. Washington
        1. Benton County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19, 2015;
        2. Clallam County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19, 2015;
        3. Franklin County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19, 2015; and
        4. Okanogan County on or after December 19, 2014 and before May 19, 2015 are ineligible for export to Colombia.
      20. Wisconsin
        1. Barron County
        2. on or after March 25, 2015, and before August 19, 2015; and
        3. on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017 are ineligible for export Colombia.
        4. Chippewa County on or after April 1, 2015, and before August 19, 2015;
        5. Jefferson County on or after March 21, 2015, and before August 19, 2015; and
        6. Juneau County on or after March 27, 2015, and before August 19, 2015, are ineligible for export to Colombia.

Labeling Requirements

  1. In addition to U.S. labeling requirements, the following information must appear in Spanish on the consumer packaging. The information must be provided in Spanish and may be on the consumer packaging label or on an authorized sticker/label affixed to the product. These labels can be affixed to the product during or after the nationalization process in warehouses or storage facilities inspected, surveyed and controlled by sanitary authorities in Colombia.  If not in Spanish on the consumer packaging, the English text of the label must be translated into Spanish on the exporter's letterhead and be presented at the time of importation into Colombia. Additional information about labeling requirements is available in the Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network Report.
    1. Name of the product
    2. List of ingredients (if a multi-ingredient product)
    3. Net weight (in metric units. May be in English only)
    4. Producer name and address (May be in English only)
    5. Origin country
    6. Lot number (May be in English only)
    7. Expiration date (day/month/year format). (May be in English only)
    8. Conditions of storage
    9. Date of packaging

Packaging Requirements

  1. Meat and poultry products must be packaged according to U.S. requirements.
  2. Shipping containers must be sealed; commercial seals are acceptable.

Documentation Requirements

All FSIS export certificates accompanying the product must be signed by an FSIS veterinarian. The veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) must be indicated after the signature.

  1. Meat and meat products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness.
  2. Poultry and poultry products- Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS letterhead certificate.
    Note: For Avian Influenza inactivation, the internal temperatures and cooking times are 60.0°C (140°F), 507 seconds; 65.0°C (149°F), 42 seconds; 70.0°C (158°F), 3.5 seconds; 73.9°C (165°F), 0.51 seconds.

    For Newcastle virus inactivation, the internal temperatures and cooking times are 65.0°C (149°F), 39.8 seconds; 70.0°C (158°F), 3.6 seconds; 74.0°C (165.2°F), 0.5 seconds; 80.0°C (176°F), 0.03 seconds.
  3. Rendered Beef Fat - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead certificate.
  4. Pork Lard - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead certificate.
  5. Dehydrated Pork Skin or Pork Rind Pellets - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate.
  6. Pork Casings - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-7 (08/26/2011), Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem, and Fit for Human Food Statements and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate.
  7. Pork and pork meat products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate.
    Note: Regarding the underlying basis that enables FSIS to certify Statement 11: Information about the surveillance conducted in the United States for the animal diseases listed by the World Animal Health Organization is provided to Colombia on a recurring basis by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. The information provided includes reports regarding swine health and trichinae surveillance, from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS).

    Note to Exporter: For pork that has not been subjected to a freezing process or other processes described in item 12 of the letterhead certificate, these shipments must be accompanied by an industry affidavit on which the shipper/exporter certifies on company letterhead the following:

    “The pork meat originates from PQAPlus qualified swine farms that apply measures to minimize the exposure to potential sources of Trichinella spiralis.”

    Note: Each FSIS Form 9060-5 and letterhead certificate that is issued should represent product that has the same status regarding Statement 13. Product in a shipment that has a different status regarding Statement 13 must be represented by a separate 9060-5 and letterhead certificate.

    Failure to follow these instructions may cause shipments to be detained and refused entry.

    Note: Regarding Statement 13, the FSIS certifying official will line through the statement if the pork has not been subjected to a freezing process or other processes (one of the processes described in item 12) that guarantee the destruction of the parasite (Trichinella spiralis).
  8. Beef and beef products
    1. For beef and beef products produced on or after December 7, 2015, obtain and complete FSIS Form 9060-5; Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Beef.
    2. For beef and beef products produced before December 7, 2015, when completing FSIS Form 9060-6; Application for Export, the following statement must be included: 
      “The product meets the Export Verification Program requirements for Colombia.”
      In addition, obtain and complete FSIS Form 9060-5: Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Beef..
  9. Additional certification requirements:
    1. The following statement must be provided by the exporter or agent on company letterhead:

      "The containers or transportation vehicles have been washed and disinfected."

    Note to the Exporter: An import license may be required, depending on the product and the point of entry. The Colombian Authority may require that the import license be obtained prior to the FSIS certifying official signing the export certificate and associated documentation. Not obtaining the import license prior to the signature of the FSIS certifying official may result in a rejected shipment by Colombian authorities. Exporters are advised to check with their importing agent regarding this issue.

Plants Eligible to Export

At this time, all Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Colombia. However, beef and beef products produced prior to December 7, 2015 must originate from AMS EV approved establishments. Colombia will only recognize those establishments that are listed in the on-line USDA FSIS Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory. In addition to being listed in the FSIS Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory, the establishment number on the product label must be registered with the National Institute for the Surveillance of Food and Medicines in Colombia. Additional information about product labeling and registration requirements can be obtained from the following Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network Report. More information about establishment registration can be obtained from the following Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network Report.

Related Information: Colombia Egg Products Export Requirements

Last Modified May 04, 2018