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U.S. Beef Now Eligible for Brazil, but Steps Remain for U.S. Establishments

As we reported last month, USDA recently announced that Brazil is reopening to exports of U.S. beef for the first time since 2003. In last week’s Export Newsline, we noted that before U.S. plants can start shipping to Brazil, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) must first post the export certificate in the Export Library.

This week U.S. beef, beef products and beef offals were added to the eligible products listed in the Export Library for Brazil, provided they are derived from animals slaughtered and processed on or after July 27, 2016. The Export Library also now includes the beef letterhead certificate for Brazil, but please note that all establishments – including slaughter, processing and cold storage facilities – must submit a Form 9080-3 in order to be included on the FSIS list of establishments eligible to export to Brazil. Even establishments already registered with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) must still submit a Form 9080-3. Exporters with questions may email Cheyenne McEndaffer or call 303-623-6328.