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China (People's Republic of) - Export requirements for meat and poultry products


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1. Eligible/ineligible product


Note: Canada and China are still in negotiations regarding the export eligibility of raw/cooked frozen products stuffed with meat or meat ingredients (bun, dumpling, pie).


2. Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country



Exporters and agents

3. Product specifications

4. Production controls and inspection requirements

4.1 Water potability

4.2 Segregation and traceability

4.3 Pork

Note: Canada officially confirms that it is free from African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever, Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Swine Vesicular Disease, Teschen Disease and Rinderpest.

Edible pork by-products

4.4 Frozen beef

Animal health requirements

  1. The CFIA will officially confirm to General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) its freedom from foot and mouth disease, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, lumpy skin disease, and peste des petits ruminants.
  2. Live cattle from which the frozen beef is derived should:
    1. be born, raised and slaughtered in Canada;
    2. originate from farms, confirmed by CFIA and AQSIQ, that do not have any risk of BSE, are not under suspicion of a BSE case, and have no confirmed case of BSE; and, not be members of the known birth or feed cohort of a BSE case, nor be born 12 months prior to or after birth of cattle exhibiting a BSE case;
    3. originate from farms where there has been no confirmed clinical sign of Rift Valley Fever, Aujeszky's disease (pseudorabies), Brucellosis, Anthrax, Tuberculosis, Paratuberculosis, Blue tongue, Bovine viral diarrhoea/mucosal disease, Bovine anaplasmosis, Enzootic bovine leucosis, Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis/Infectious pustular vulvovaginitis for the past 12 months; nor, where any confirmed clinical signs of Bovine genital campylobacteriosis and Trichomonosis has occurred during the last 6 months;

      Note: Animal health requirements are met based on ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.

    4. originate from premises not under quarantine in accordance with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties (OIE)), Canadian and Chinese animal health regulations for the past 6 months;
    5. have never been fed with meat-and-bone meal or greaves derived from ruminants before; and,
    6. are under 30 month of age (UTM) at the time of slaughter.

Certification requirements

Disease occurrence

4.5 Pilot project: "Fresh" chilled pork and beef

4.6 Proposed requirements for raw/cooked frozen products stuffed with meat or meat ingredients (bun, dumpling, pie)

4.7 Non-compliant product

5. Labelling, marking and packaging requirements

Note: Beginning November 15, 2021, all shipments must be issued a 7 digit certificate CFIA 4159 (instead of 6 digits) for export to P.R. China and the shipping packages must be stamped with an export stamp with corresponding 7 digit number.

6. Documentation requirements

6.1 Certificate

6.2 Information for industry regarding the notification of the issuance of export certificates to China

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