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Export Requirements for Vietnam

VI-38 (Mar 8, 2019)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible
    1. All beef and beef products derived from cattle of any age slaughtered on or after March 27, 2015.  An AMS EV Program is no longer required for these products
    2. Effective October 13, 2015, poultry and poultry products from the following States are reinstated as eligible for export:  Arkansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, and Washington.
    3. Indiana – raw poultry and poultry products from birds slaughtered on or after April 22, 2016 are eligible for export.
    4. Wisconsin - raw poultry and poultry products from birds raised, slaughtered or processed before March 10, 2017 and after September 20, 2017.
    5. Tennessee - raw poultry and poultry products from birds raised, slaughtered or processed before March 10, 2017 and after September 1, 2017.
    6. Poultry Offal
      1. Poultry hearts and livers from birds slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011 excluding any restricted State(s) listed in the Ineligible Section B.
      2. Poultry tongue, feet, tendons, giblets, gizzards, head, necks, paws, skin, wattle, and sex glands from birds slaughtered on or after January 25, 2014 excluding any restricted States listed in the Ineligible Section B.
    7. Pork and pork products.
    8. Pork Offal
      1. Pork heart, liver, and kidney from animals slaughtered on or after April 1, 2011.
      2. Pork intestine, spleen, tongue, feet, lips, cheek meat, ears, jowls, snout, testicles, penis, scrotum, coronary arteries, tendons, brain, eyes, bung, ear base/canal, bladder, head meat, skin, stomach, tail, uteri, whole heads, bones and fat from animals slaughtered on or after January 25, 2014.

    Note: All exporters that wish to export meat and poultry products, other than processed meat and poultry products, to Vietnam must complete Appendix 3 template of "Decree 15". Exporters should work closely with importers and with industry - organizations such as the U. S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for assistance in obtaining the Appendix 3 of Decree 15. Appendix 3 must be submitted to U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at the following e-mail address: usda4circ25@gmail.com or by fax to U.S. Embassy Hanoi staff at: (011 - 84-4) 3850-5130. Following a perfunctory review by the Embassy, the original, hand-signed, Appendix 3, along an original, hand-signed flowchart must be mailed to the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam for submission to Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health (DAH).  Note:  Exporters who wish to ship new products to Vietnam must re-submit a revised Appendix 3 indicating the facility’s desire to ship those products to Vietnam.*

    Warehouses: It is requested to clarify whether products are registered for quarantine inspection in Vietnam under the cold storages’ approval number or suppliers’ approval numbers.  You may follow either I or II below.   In either scenario below, the exporter must clearly state /identify in the “Remarks” which approval number is being listed on the export certificate.*
     
    1. In case where exported products are registered under the cold storage approval number, the warehouse is required to register with DAH due to Decree 15/2018 dated February 2, 2018 of the Government of Vietnam.  Contact the U.S. Embassy Office listed above for assistance.  The warehouse’s approval number must be typed in the Remarks of FSIS Form 9060-5.*
    2. In cases where exported products are sourced from an establishment / supplier on DAH’s list, the supplier’s approval number must be typed in the “Remarks” of FSIS Form 9060-5.*   

    Under Vietnam’s Decree 15 process, export of processed meat and poultry products no longer require submission of “Circular 25 (now referred to as “Decree 15”) Appendix 3”. The importer would be responsible for the product declaration.*

  2. Ineligible
    1. Mechanically separated beef meat.
    2. Product from advanced meat recovery systems containing vertebral column and skull from cattle 30 months of age or older.
    3. Poultry meat and poultry products derived from birds raised, slaughtered or processed from the following states according to the respective dates below:
      • Wisconsin between March 10, 2017 and September 20, 2017.
      • Tennessee between March 10, 2017 and September 1, 2017.

Label Requirements for Fresh or Frozen Meat and Poultry

Vietnam requires (i) production date and (ii) expiration date or best-use-by date on label. Expiry date or best-use-by date should not exceed 18 months after production date.

The date of manufacture/production date/packing date and the expiration date or best-use-by date is preferred in the order of date, month, and year. The date shall consist of two numerals, month consists of two numerals, and year consists of two or four numerals. Dot symbol (.), dash (-), cross (/) or no symbol, can be used between date, month, year. The numbers indicating a single date, month and year sequence must be presented on the same line.

“Manufacture date” and “Expiration date” may be recorded with their abbreviation in upper-case letters as “MFG” and “EXP”, respectively. “Manufacture date” may also be referred to as “Production date” or “Packing date”. “Best-use-by” date may also be recorded with the words “Best before…”.

For example: if date of manufacture /production /packing is April 2, 2010 and expiry date/best-use-by date is October 2, 2011, they can be presented in accordance with the following formats:

  • MFG: 02.04.2010 EXP: 02.10.2011, or
  • MFG: 02-04-2010 EXP: 02-10-2011, or
  • MFG: 02/04/2010 EXP: 02/10/2011, or
  • MFG: 02042010 EXP: 02102011, or
  • MFG: 020410 EXP: 021011, or
  • MFG: 02042010 EXP: 18 months from MFG


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.

  1. For poultry and poultry products, including offal - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the "FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Poultry and Poultry Products, including Poultry Offal for Export to Vietnam.
  2. For beef and beef products from cattle of any age slaughtered on or after March 27, 2015.  Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Beef and Beef Products (including Bone-in and Deboned Beef and Beef Offal Products) to Vietnam from Cattle Slaughtered in the United States.
  3. Protein-free beef tallow. The following certification statement must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 for protein-free tallow:

    "The protein-free tallow covered by this certificate has been tested for content of insoluble impurities with the results below 0.15% in weight."

    This certification statement will be included on the export certificate based on the presentation of a certificate issued by an independent laboratory report (not belonging to the exporter and/or the manufacturer).
  4. Pork and pork products - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
  5. Pork Offal - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Pork Offal Export to Vietnam 


Plants Eligible to Export

All federally inspected establishments are eligible to apply for export to Vietnam. However, facilities must register a Decree 15 Appendix 3 with Department of Animal Health (DAH) and be listed on the DAH approved export establishment list before shipping product to Vietnam. To verify the establishment eligibility

  1. Click on the DAH approved establishment list [http://cucthuy.gov.vn/Pages/danhv-sach-cac-doanh-nghiep-cua-22-nuoc-du-dieu-kien-xuat-khau-thuc-pham-co-nguon-goc-dong-vat-tren-can-vao-viet-nam.aspx];
  2. Scroll down and click on the Danh sách doanh nghiệp  link beside the United States entry;
  3. If a bar pops up on the bottom asking you if you want to open the document click open (this box may not pop up;
  4. When a Windows Security box pops up click on cancel. Do not enter your e-authorization pass word or LincPass credentials. If you click on cancel the list of eligible establishments should open.

For questions, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam at usda4circ25@gmail.com. *


Plants Reinstated for Export

Est. P855D, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Athens, GA. - effective July 18, 2017.


Plants Delisted for Export

Est. P477, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Buena Vista, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification should not be issued for product originating from this establishment.

Est. P18873, Tyson Fresh Foods, Inc., Vienna, GA. Effective January 20, 2012, export certification should not be issued for product originating from this establishment.


 

 

Last Modified Mar 08, 2019