This week the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Export Library was updated to reflect full and direct access for U.S. beef entering Macau.
Like Hong Kong, Macau is a special administrative region of China that establishes its own separate import requirements. With these changes, Macau now accepts the same range of beef products approved for Hong Kong in 2013. So with only a few exceptions (such as trimmings, mechanically separated meat and lean finely textured beef), Macau is now fully open to U.S. beef from cattle of all ages.
Documentation requirements have also been updated to allow direct beef shipments from the U.S. to Macau, which were not previously permitted. While most U.S. beef entering Macau is still likely to transit through Hong Kong because Macau lacks a deep water port, this gives U.S. exporters the option of shipping directly to Macau.
Exporters with questions may email Travis Arp or call 303-623-6328.