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Export Requirements for Jamaica

JM-59 (Apr 21, 2020)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Fresh/frozen poultry meat and poultry meat products except as described in Sec. B Ineligible.
    2. Fully cooked, canned, and commercially sterile poultry meat products and products containing fully cooked, canned, and commercially sterile poultry meat products.
    3. Beef and beef products.
    4. Pork products only if in hermetically sealed tins.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Fresh/Frozen poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds originating from, slaughtered or processed in, stored or shipped from the following regions are ineligible for export to Jamaica:
      1. Alabama
        • The State of Alabama on or after March 10, 2017 and on or before July 18, 2017 are ineligible for export.
      2. Arizona
        • Coconino County on or after April 1, 2019 and on or before November 10, 2019 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      3. California
        • The State of California before May 26, 2015 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
        • Counties in the State of California:
          1. Alameda County on or after March 13, 2019 and on or before November 12, 2019;
          2. Los Angeles County, California, on or after May 17, 2018 and on or before January 9, 2019;
          3. Monterey County, California, on or after April 20, 2019 and on or before September 18, 2019;
          4. Riverside County, California, on or after July 2, 2018 and on or before February 24, 2020;
          5. San Bernardino County, California, on or after May 24, 2018 and on or before February 24, 2020;
          6. San Diego County, California on or after August 31, 2019 and on or before February 24, 2020;
          7. San Joaquin County, California, on or after September 8, 2018 and on or before July 29, 2019; and
          8. Stanislaus County, California, on or after September 8, 2018 and on or before July 29, 2019.
      4. Connecticut
        • Fairfield County on or after March 29, 2019 and on or before July 6, 2019; and
        • New Haven County on or after March 29, 2019 and on or before July 6, 2019  are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      5. Georgia
        • Chattooga County on or after March 25, 2017 and on or before July 20, 2017 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      6. Idaho
        • Counties in the state of Idaho
          1. Payette County on or after April 11, 2017 and on or before July 13, 2017;
          2. Gem County on or after April 11, 2017 and on or before July 13, 2017; and
          3. Canyon County on or after April 11, 2017 and on or before July 13, 2017 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      7. Kansas
        • Counties in the State of Kansas:
          1. Cherokee County, Kansas on or after March 3, 2018 and on or before May 23, 2018 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      8. Kentucky
        • Christian County on or after March 17, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017; and
        • Todd County on or after March 17, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      9. Minnesota
        • Counties in the State of Minnesota;
          1. Kandiyohi County on or after October 20, 2018 and on or before January 30, 2019;
          2. Renville County on or after November 13,  2018 and on or before January 30, 2019; and
          3. Stearns County on or after October 31, 2018 and on or before January 30, 2019 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      10. Missouri
        • Counties in the State of Missouri;
          1. Jasper County, Missouri on or after March 3, 2018 and on or before July 29, 2018;
          2. Webster County, Missouri on or after March 15, 2018 and on or before August 21, 2018; and
          3. Wright County, Missouri on or after March 15, 2018 and on or before August 21, 2018 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      11. North Carolina *
        • Union County on or after March 10, 2020; *
        • Stanly County on or after March 10, 2020; *
        • Mecklenburg County on or after March 17, 2020; *
        • Cabarrus County on or after March 17, 2020: and *
        • Anson County on or after March 10, 2020. *
      12. Pennsylvania
        • Berks County on or after March 13, 2019 and on or before August 8, 2019; and
        • Lancaster County on or after March 13, 2019 and on or before August 8, 2019 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      13. South Carolina *
        • Chesterfield County on or after March 6, 2020 are ineligible for export to Jamaica. *
        • Kershaw County on or after April 6, 2020: and *
        • Lancaster County on or after April 6, 2020 are ineligible for  export to Jamaica. *
      14. Tennessee
        • Lincoln County Tennessee on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017 and;
        • Franklin County Tennessee on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      15. Texas
        • Hopkins County, Texas between March 7, 2018 and June 21, 2018 are ineligible for export.
        • Delta County, Texas between March 7, 2018 and June 21, 2018 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      16. Utah
        • Utah County, Utah on or after January 17, 2019 and on or before August 8, 2019 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      17. Washington
        • The State of Washington before May 19, 2015 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.
      18. Wisconsin
        • Barron County on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017; and
        • Chippewa County on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 24, 2017 are ineligible for export to Jamaica.


Documentation Requirements

  1. Certification Requirements
    1. Meat and poultry products: Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 Certificate for Wholesomeness. Further, exporters are advised that importers must have a valid import permit to allow entry of meat and poultry products.
    2. Frozen, cured, and/or smoked meat products - The following statement must be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

      "The United States is free from foot and mouth disease."
       
    3. Poultry and Poultry products - The following statement should be typed under "Remarks" of FSIS Form 9060-5:

      "Product originated from farms that were not under quarantine and are located 10 miles away from any affected farms or flocks."
      Note:  This statement is not required for cooked poultry products.
       
    4. Beef and beef products - The following statements must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or provided on a letterhead certificate:
      1. The beef/beef products covered by the Veterinary Health Certificate were derived from cattle slaughtered in the United States.
      2. The beef, beef products/by-products specified were derived from cattle which received ante-mortem and post-mortem veterinary inspection at the time of slaughter in plants certified for export of such products from the United States. The products must not be adulterated or misbranded as defined by regulations governing meat inspection of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
      3. The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were derived from cattle that were slaughtered after March 12, 2004 in accordance with USDA/FSIS regulations.
      4. The beef and beef products were not derived from cattle in which air-injection stunning devices were used during slaughtering.
      5. The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were not derived from and do not contain any of the following Specified Risk Materials: brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse processes of thoracic and lumber vertebrae and the wings of the sacrum) and the dorsal root ganglia, from animals over 30 months of age at the time of slaughter and the tonsils and intestines from pylorus to anus, for all animals regardless of age.
      6. The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were not produced using the Mechanically Separated Meat or Advanced Recovery Meat methods.
      7. The cattle from which the beef/beef products were derived have not been in contact with or transported through a port in any country considered to be affected with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD).
      8. The beef/beef products/by-products were not derived from cattle that were fed with meat meal, bone meal, meat and bone meal or greaves of ruminant origin.
      9. The beef/beef products were produced in accordance with the U.S. National Residue and Analytic Programme for residues (antibiotics, hormones, growth promoters, anabolic steroids, additives, etc.) in meat, poultry and egg products. Acronized meat (meat containing antibiotics during processing) is not allowed entry into Jamaica.
      10. The beef/beef products have been processed, stored and transported in a manner to preclude contact with meat/animal products that do not comply with the conditions contained in the certificate.
      11. The beef/beef products were prepared, packaged and handled under hygienic and sanitary conditions and are fit for human consumption.
         

    Note: Because St. Lucia no longer requires that beef be produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) Less Than 30 (LT30) months of age program, the previously included procedures for re-exporting beef from Jamaica to St. Lucia are obsolete and have been removed.

    Note: Permit - The importer must obtain an import permit issued by the Veterinary Services Division (VSD), Jamaica for entry of all meat and poultry products. The import permit number must be reflected on the front page of the commercial documents, preferably the invoice accompanying the shipment.

    Note to exporter: Jamaica’s VSD also requires that the certificate number of the FSIS Form 9060-5 that will accompany the shipment be reflected on the front page of the commercial documents, preferably the invoice accompanying the shipment.


Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export.


 

 

 

Last Modified Apr 21, 2020