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Meat of ungulates and equidae (including game)

List of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction of fresh meat of ungulates and equidae - Models of the required veterinary certificates, and supplying establishments approved for the import and transit of meat of domestic and wild animals.

They apply with reservation as to import bans / temporary restrictions / special conditions in force at the time of import:

Import and transit from third countries

Type: PDF
Import and transit of foods of animal origin from third countries
Last modification: 15.07.2014 | Size: 208 kb | Type: PDF

Definition of ‘fresh meat'

‘Fresh meat' means meat that has not undergone any preserving process other than chilling, freezing or quick-freezing, including meat that is vacuum-wrapped or wrapped in a controlled atmosphere. Specific conditions and required supplementary guarantees such as deboning, maturation time or laboratory tests apply according to the third country list and/or the models of the veterinary certificates.

Third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction of fresh meat

The current list is available in annex II part 1 of
last amended by
The third countries of origin must comply with the following additional conditions:
The residue monitoring plans submitted by the third countries listed in the Annex to Decision 2011/163/EU are approved for the animals and primary animal products marked with an "X" in the table set out in the Annex. Current version of the list:

Models of the veterinary certificates required

According to Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 annex II part 2.
Each consignment must be accompanied by the appropriate veterinary certificate.
last amended by
  • BOV : Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic bovine animals (including Bison and Bubalus species and their cross-breeds) *.
  • OVI : Model of veterinary certificate for fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic ovine animals (Ovis aries) and domestic caprine animals (Capra hircus) *.
  • POR : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic porcine animals (Sus scrofa) *.
  • EQU : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding minced meat, of domestic solipeds (Equus caballus, Equus asinus and their cross-breeds) *.
  • RUF : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, of farmed non-domestic animals of the order Artiodactyla (excluding bovine animals (including Bison and Bubalus species and their cross-breeds), Ovis aries, Capra hircus, Suidae and Tayassuidae) *.
    CITES requirements must also be met where appropriate.
  • RUW : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, of wild non-domestic animals of the order Artiodactyla (excluding bovine animals (including Bison and Bubalus species and their cross-breeds), Ovis aries, Capra hircus, Suidae and Tayassuidae), and of the families Rhinocerotidae and Elephantidae.
    CITES requirements must also be met where appropriate.
  • SUF : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, of farmed non-domestic animals belonging to the Suidae, Tayassuidae, or Tapiridae families *.
    CITES requirements must also be met where appropriate.
  • SUW : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, of wild non-domestic animals belonging to the Suidae, Tayassuidae, or Tapiridae families.
    CITES requirements must also be met where appropriate.
  • EQW : veterinary certificate for fresh meat, excluding offal and minced meat, of wild solipeds belonging to the subgenus Hippotigris (zebra).
    CITES requirements must also be met where appropriate.
* As of the 26th March 2013, new animal welfare certificates need to be inserted. For details and transitional periods, see
Decision 2007/453/EC lists the BSE status of third countries or regions thereof. The list was last amended and replaced by

Approved supplying establishments in third countries

Veterinary certificate for the import of fresh meat derived from ruminants, horses from New Zealand

Type: PDF
Veterinary Certificate for New Zealand Products
Last modification: 19.11.2009 | Size: 91 kb | Type: PDF

Special provisions
- Paragraph 3 may be certified
- Paragraph 5 of the veterinary certificate only has to be completed for products from
ruminants.
- The minced meat must be frozen and must be derived exclusively from cattle, sheep and
goats

Veterinary certificate for the import of farmed game meat derived from ruminants and other land mammals from New Zealand

Type: PDF
Veterinary Certificate for New Zealand Products
Last modification: 19.11.2009 | Size: 91 kb | Type: PDF

Special provisions
- Paragraph 3 may be certified

Veterinary certificate for the import of wild game meat derived from ruminants, rabbits, fresh pig meat, excluding offal, from New Zealand

Type: PDF
Veterinary Certificate for New Zealand Products
Last modification: 19.11.2009 | Size: 91 kb | Type: PDF

Special provisions:
- Paragraph 3 may be certified
- By plane or skinned and eviscerated

Import of bovine meat from production with hormonal substances

Health certificate for bovine meat produced with hormonal substances (according to EC regulation 206/2010):

Valid from 1st July 2010, mandatory from 31st May 2011 (date of importation)

Type: PDF
Certificate BOV meat - hormonal fattening - June 2010
Last modification: 23.06.2010 | Size: 1327 kb | Type: PDF

Differences:
The certificate for importing bovine meat from production with hormonal substances differs from a normal certificate for importing bovine meat from production without hormonal substances:
Point II.1.5 is totally deleted or omitted, i.e. "does not apply".
Point II.1.7 has a supplementary text: Article 11(2)(b) of Directive 96/22/EC does not apply for meat of the bovine species.

Import requirements

  • Meat of animals from production with hormonal substances may only be imported if it corresponds to the following customs tariff numbers: 0201.2091 and 0201.3091 as well as 0202.2091 and 0202.3091 (also with bone effective from 1st May 2009) ; and
  • With the arrival of the consignments the packaging enclosing the meat should be declared according to Articles 3 and 5 of the Swiss Agriculture Declaration Ordinance (LDV).

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