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Export Requirements for Hong Kong

HK-161 (Nov 6, 2018) 

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NOTE: USDA Export Mark: Exporters may apply the FSIS-issued USDA export mark (e.g. hand stamp or computer-generated sticker) to 1) each outside container within a consignment, 2) a securely enclosed pallet or pallets within the consignment (e.g. shrink-wrapped or other effective means), or 3) the closed means of conveyance transporting the consignment (e.g. rail car, air, ocean container, truck).  The USDA export mark bears the export certificate number, and links a consignment to its corresponding export certificate.

Red Meat Export Requirements for Hong Kong

Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible product
    1. All fresh/frozen beef and beef products (excluding ineligible product as stated in B.1. below) derived from cattle of any age slaughtered on or after June 17, 2014. An AMS Export Verification (EV) program is no longer required for these products.
    2. Ground beef (excluding ineligible product as stated in B.1. below) from cattle slaughtered on or after June 17, 2014 is eligible. For this item, exporters are advised to work closely with importers to ensure requisite import permits are issued by appropriate Hong Kong officials.
    3. Fresh/ frozen pork and lamb products.
    4. Wild boar.
    5. U.S. Bison beef and beef products [scientific name Bison bison]. Ground bison excluding ineligible products listed in B.2. below.
    6. Processed /cooked /canned meat products are allowed entry into Hong Kong.
  2. Ineligible product
    1. Mechanically separated meat, lean finely textured beef (LFTB), scrap meat, trimmings or other pieces (whether with or without bone) from skeletal muscle indistinguishable from beef trimmings, and product from advanced meat recovery systems.
    2. From U.S. Bison - Scrap meat, meat which consists of scraps, trimmings or other pieces (whether with or without bone) of such shape or in such condition as to afford insufficient means of identification with a definite part of a carcass.

Labeling Requirements

  1. Tenderized meat shall be clearly and legibly marked with the words "TENDERIZED" in capital letters and must be written in English and Chinese.

Meat products that are compliant with Hong Kong requirements and arrive with required FSIS health certificate(s) will be allowed entry irrespective of carton labels with a China reference.

Documentation Requirements

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

Hong Kong requires that the state of refrigeration at the time of certification be indicated in the "PRODUCT AS LABELED" block of FSIS Form 9060-5. For example, a product labeled as "pork tongues" must be entered as "frozen pork tongues" when the product is shipped frozen. The term frozen may be entered in the block if the product is frozen at the time of export inspection even if "frozen" is not part of the product name. Should fresh product be shipped, (e.g. air shipment) the term "chilled" would be used.

All  FSIS  certificates must include the species under product description.

  1. Fresh/Frozen pork, wild boar, and lamb products.
    1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness.
      1. Use of the terminology "miscellaneous meat products" is unacceptable on FSIS Form 9060-5.
      2. For wild boar, the scientific name (Sus scrofa), should be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5.
  2. Beef and beef products
    1. The export applicant must provide information about the consignment that includes specific product identification information, production date, number of boxes, and manufacturer.
    2. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
    3. FSIS Form 9297-1 (02/15/2006), Export Certificate of Wholesomeness for Beef, is required.
      1. The following information must be provided in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9297-1:
        1. Slaughter dates in month/day/year format. Date ranges are acceptable.
        2. Processing dates in month/day/year format. Date ranges area acceptable.
      2. FSIS Form 9297-1 must be accurately completed. Errors such as incorrect establishment numbers, names and addresses of establishments may result in delayed or denied entry. In addition, the establishment number, name and address must agree with the information published on the AMS website. Also, if the product was certified at a slaughter/cutting plant, then both "slaughtering plant" and "processing plant" blocks must be checked in the section entitled "Product Exported From". The Government of Hong Kong is checking accompanying export certificates very closely and errors of this nature may result in delayed or denied entry.
      3. Additional certification statements in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5 and 9297-1 are prohibited. The only information that can be entered in the Remarks section is that information indicated in the country requirements.
    4. For cattle slaughtered on or after June 17, 2014, obtain an FSIS Letterhead Certificate with the following statements indicated below:
      1. The beef or beef products exclude mechanically separated beef, products from advanced recovery system, lean finely textured beef, scrap meat, and trimmings or other pieces (whether with or without bone) indistinguishable from trimmings.
      2. The feeding of ruminants with meat and bone meal and greaves derived from ruminants has been banned and the ban has been effectively enforced.
      3. The beef or beef products were neither derived from nor contaminated with the following specified risk materials: the brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum), and dorsal root ganglia of cattle 30 months of age and older, and the tonsils and distal ileum of any cattle regardless of age.
      4. The cattle from which beef or beef products were derived were
        not subjected to a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity or to a pithing process.
      5. The beef or beef products were derived from cattle that passed ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection. The beef or beef products were derived from cattle that were slaughtered under official supervision in FSIS-inspected establishments. The beef or beef products were derived from cattle free from systemic contagious, infectious and parasitic disease at the time of slaughter.
      6. The beef or beef products were produced in accordance with the FSIS National Residue Program, which ensures that the product is free of harmful residues.
      7. The United States has been evaluated and classified by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as a country with a negligible-risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
  3. U.S. Bison beef: obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
  4. Processed/ cooked/ canned meat products: Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness. 

Other Requirements

  1. Products may be subjected to laboratory examination, as the Hong Kong officials reserve the right to sample for microbiological examination and refuse entry to unsatisfactory product.
  2. Ship Stores: All meat and poultry products exported to ship stores must comply with the export requirements for Hong Kong.

Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export meat and meat products to Hong Kong.


Poultry Export Requirements for Hong Kong

Eligible/Ineligible Product

  1. Eligible
    1. Poultry meat and poultry meat products with the exception of poultry products indicated in Section B. Ineligible.
    2. Poultry meat and poultry meat products from the following zones are eligible for export on or after the specified date, or if heat processed according to the parameters in Poultry Processing Requirements.
      1. Poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Jasper county, Missouri before March 6, 2018 and on or after August 14, 2018.
      2. Poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Dubois County, Indiana on or after May 10, 2016.
      3. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in the state of Pennsylvania on or after November 4, 2016.
      4. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in New York City (including all 5 boroughs: Kings, Queens, Bronx, New York and Richmond Counties) in the State of New York on or after November 4, 2016.
      5. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in the State of New Jersey including Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Union, and Camden Counties on or after November 4, 2016.
      6. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Lincoln County, Tennessee before March 6, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      7. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Barron County, Wisconsin before March 6, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      8. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Giles County, Tennessee before March 13, 2017 and on or after July 7, 2017.
      9. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Lauderdale County, Alabama before March 17, 2017 and on or after July 7, 2017.
      10. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Christian County, Kentucky before March 20, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      11. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Cullman County, Alabama before March 23, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      12. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Pickens County, Alabama before March 27, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      13. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Chattooga County, Georgia before March 27, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      14. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in New York City (including all 5 boroughs: Kings, Queens, Bronx, New York and Richmond Counties) in the State of New York on or after November 4, 2016.
      15. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in the State of New Jersey including Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Union, and Camden Counties on or after November 4, 2016.
      16. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Lincoln County, Tennessee before March 6, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      17. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Barron County, Wisconsin before March 6, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      18. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Giles County, Tennessee before March 13, 2017 and on or after July 7, 2017.
      19. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Lauderdale County, Alabama before March 17, 2017 and on or after July 7, 2017.
      20. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Christian County, Kentucky before March 20, 2017 and on or after August 28, 2017.
      21. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Cullman County, Alabama before March 23, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      22. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Pickens County, Alabama before March 27, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      23. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Chattooga County, Georgia before March 27, 2017 and on or after July 24, 2017.
      24. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Hopkins County, Texas before March 9, 2018 and on or after June 22, 2018.
      25. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Stanislaus County, California before September 8, 2018.
      26. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Los Angeles County, California within the 10km zone shown on the attached map before September 25, 2018.
      27. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota before October 20, 2018.
      28. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered, or processed in Stearns County, Minnesota before November 6, 2018.*
  2. Ineligible
    1. Poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds raised, processed, slaughtered or shipped from the areas listed below unless heat processed according to the parameters in Poultry Processing Requirements.
      1. Lincoln County, Tennessee between March 6, 2017 and August 28, 2017.
      2. Barron County, Wisconsin between March 6, 2017 and August 28, 2017.
      3. Giles County, Tennessee between March 13, 2017 and July 7, 2017.
      4. Lauderdale County, Alabama between March 17, 2017 and July 7, 2017.
      5. Christian County, Kentucky between March 20, 2017 and August 28, 2017.
      6. Cullman County, Alabama between March 23, 2017 and July 24, 2017.
      7. Pickens County, Alabama between March 27, 2107 and July 24, 2017.
      8. Chattooga County, Georgia between March 27, 2017 and July 24, 2017.
      9. Jasper County, Missouri between March 6, 2018 and August 14, 2018.
      10. Hopkins County Texas between March 9, 2018 and June 22, 2018.
      11. Stanislaus County, California on or after September 8, 2018.
      12. Los Angeles County, California within the 10km zone shown on the attached map on or after September 25, 2018.
      13. Kandiyohi County, Minnesota on or after October 20, 2018.
      14. Stearns County, Minnesota on or after November 6, 2018.*

Poultry Processing Requirements

Poultry products must be heat processed according to the following chart to be exempt from above restrictions.
 

 

Core temperature (°C)

Time

Poultry meat

60.0

507 seconds

65.0

42 seconds

70.0

3.5 seconds

73.9

0.51 second


Labeling Requirements

Poultry products that are compliant with Hong Kong requirements and arrive with required FSIS health certificate(s) will be allowed entry irrespective of carton labels with a China reference.

Documentation Requirements

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

Hong Kong requires that the state of refrigeration at the time of certification be indicated in the "PRODUCT AS LABELED" block of FSIS Form 9060-5. For example, a product labeled as "chicken leg quarters" must be entered as "frozen chicken leg quarters" when the product is shipped frozen. The term frozen may be entered in the block if the product is frozen at the time of export inspection even if "frozen" is not part of the product name. Should fresh product be shipped, (e.g. air shipment) the term "chilled" would be used.

All FSIS certificates must include the species under product description

 

  1. Uncooked poultry, poultry paws, and poultry - Obtain FSIS 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness, and an FSIS Letterhead Certificate with the additional statements.
    In addition, slaughter dates in month/year format must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS 9060-5. Date ranges are acceptable.*
  2. Fully cooked poultry and poultry products (heat processed according to the Poultry Processing Requirements above) - Obtain FSIS 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness..
  3. Ostrich meat - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness. Exporters must present the scientific name of the bird to show that it is not from endangered species along with certification from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and FSIS Form 9060-5 to the Hong Kong Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene for import approval.

Other Requirements

  1. Products may be subjected to laboratory examination, as the Hong Kong officials reserve the right to sample for microbiological examination and refuse entry to unsatisfactory product.
  2. Ship Stores: All meat and poultry products exported to ship stores must comply with the export requirements for Hong Kong.
  3. Hermetically sealed (canned) chicken broth - Hong Kong does not require health certification (FSIS Form 9060-5) for this product. Caution: Exporters should be aware that the product will not be able to move into any other country that requires export certification if the documents are not issued prior to leaving the U.S.

Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected establishments are eligible for export of poultry products to Hong Kong.

Requirements for Exporting Processed Egg Products

 

Last Modified Nov 06, 2018