Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) – Export requirements for meat and poultry products
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EAEU member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
- Meat raw material
Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country
Establishments must be approved by the EAEU authorities. Please refer to annex 1: list of establishments approved to export to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) for the list of approved establishments.
Production controls and inspection requirements
Carcass must be tested for Trichinella by using a validated digestion method approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in a CFIA laboratory or a laboratory recognized by the CFIA for that purpose.
Operator must perform specific testing (microbiological and chemical residues) on products intended for export. Please refer to annex H and M of the section on Russia for details.
The operator is required to implement verification testing programs as outlined in annex M with the exception of section 1.1 of annex M.
As per provisions of annex H and annex M of the section on Russia, CFIA inspectors will verify implementation by the operators of the required microbial and residues testing programs.
Labelling, packaging and marking requirements
It is the responsibility of the exporter and importer to ensure that the labelling requirements of the importing country are met as well as to obtain required import permit from the competent authorities, when applicable, for the products they intend to export.
The shipping containers must be sealed with a label bearing the inspection legend. An export sticker may also be used for that purpose.
Annex B: declaration for horses intended for slaughter for human food destined to Eurasian Economic Union
To meet the certification requirements in regarding anthrax, horses received at the slaughterhouse to be slaughtered for producing meat intended for export to EAEU must be accompanied by completed annex B signed by the owner of the farm or his/her representative.
Annex H, section on Russia is to be completed as required.
Form CFIA/ACIA 5684 must be issued.
A fillable PDF form is available to CFIA inspectors in the Forms Catalogue on Merlin. It should be completed by the applicant and printed on blank paper, the CFIA/ACIA 5621 which contains security features. It must be ordered specifically for this purpose. Refer to 11.3.(5) (b) for details on ordering export certificates.
When ordering blank certificates, order form CFIA / ACIA 5621, but once completed and printed, CFIA / ACIA 5684 will appear at the bottom.
Page 1 of certificate 5684 must be printed on special certificate paper (CFIA / ACIA 5621). The certificate paper has the CFIA logo and certain security features printed on it. On the back of the paper is a serial number which is to be input into the box labeled 1.5 of the CFIA/ACIA 5684 certificate, prior to printing.
Only page 1 of this certificate should be printed on the certificate paper. The remaining 2 pages should be printed on a sheet of plain white paper (preferably double sided if the printer allows it). Do not use a second page of certificate paper as the shipment must have only 1 associated certificate number.
A French translation of CFIA/ACIA 5684 is available in Meat Export Electronic Certification System for information only as annex A.2.: Certificat vétérinaire pour la viande de cheval, les produits de viande crus et les abats exportés du Canada vers le territoire douanier de l'Union économique eurasienne.
Guidelines for issuing certification
- Point 4.5: Immediately before slaughter, horses were subjected to a clinical examination for glanders with negative results.
- Canada is officially free from glanders since 1936 glanders is a reportable disease under Canada's Health of Animals Regulations and has not been found in Canada since 1936
- The certification requirement for clinical examination for glanders is met when horses are submitted and pass routine veterinary ante-mortem inspection prior to slaughter
- No additional clinical examination will be conducted unless deviation from normal is detected which would justify a more detailed ante-mortem inspection)
- Point 4.6: are not contaminated with Salmonella or other bacterial pathogens: This certification requirement is met when horse meat, raw meat material products and offal are produced under Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) based system.
- Point 4.6: have no trimmed serous membranes: Only meat that passed post-mortem inspection and is approved by the CFIA as fit for human consumption may be included in the production of edible products.
- Point 4.7: Microbiological, physical, chemical, toxicological and radiological indicators of meat comply with the veterinary and sanitary requirements and rules existing on the custom territory of the Eurasian Economic Union: This certification requirement is met when horse meat, raw meat material products and offal are produced under HACCP based system meeting Canadian requirements and relevant Eurasian Economic Union requirements as mentioned in annex H.
- Point 4.8: Horse meat and offal is produced in accordance with the Codex Code of Hygiene Practice for Meat (CAC/RCP 58-2005) : This certification requirement is met when horse meat and offal are produced under HACCP based system meeting Canadian requirements and relevant EAEU requirements as mentioned in annex H.
- Point 4.10: Containers and packing material are disposable and comply with the requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union: This requirement is met when new packaging material complying with Canadian requirements is used for products intended for export to the Eurasian Economic Union consistent with current practices used successfully over the past several years.
In case of export to Russia, relevant Russian requirements continue to apply for example, Notification of the issuance of export certificate.
Current information indicates that Kazakhstan will be main importing country; and exporters are encouraged to work with importers and competent authorities of other member countries of EAEU before making arrangements for export of horse meat.
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