Sector : Meat

Region Africa

Destination Market: South Africa

Information : South Africa

COUNTRY NAME: South Africa

 


CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS:

There are two certificates for products within this category:

  1. A certificate for heat treated meat products for export to South Africa
  2. A certificate is for Pork products inactivated by heat and fermentation for export to South Africa

EXPORTER T&C’S:

(1)

The conditions for heat treated meat products are as follows:

  • No age restriction
  • Origin – fresh meat or meat products, derived from animals born and reared in Ireland and were slaughtered at an establishment in the Ireland which is approved by DAFM for export purposes or the meat was legally imported from facilities approved by the South African Director of Veterinary Services.   
  • The products must have been manufactured in meat products plants approved by DAFM.  The list of slaughter/cutting plants approved by the South African Authorities is available online here: http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Animal-Health/importexport
  • Specific conditions for products containing beef - the country of origin is officially free from BSE and scrapie; or the product does not contain any material of bovine, ovine or caprine origin.
  • Specific conditions for products containing poultrymeat -  the country of origin is officially free from Newcastle Disease and highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) or has been subjected to a process to ensure inactivation of the NCD & HPAI viruses.
  • Specific conditions for products containing pigmeat  - any fresh pig meat, used in the manufacture of these meat products, has been examined and found free from Trichinosis; OR the country is free from Trichinosis

 

(2)

The conditions for Pork products inactivated by heat and fermentation are as follows:

 

Additional information

  • The product must not contain any material of bovine, ovine or caprine origin.
  • The products must not contain pig heads, thoracic viscera or abdominal viscera.
  • The products have reached a pH of six (6) or lower

OR

The products have an Aw value of not more than 0.93.

  • The products are subject to certain  specified treatments.
  • Trader Notice Number MH 4/2015 refers. 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 895 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €1.347 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 1,311 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €2.921 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 1,009 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €1.974 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly frozen Pigmeat and frozen pig offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: Certain cuts deemed to carry a low risk of PRRS can be exported for unrestricted end use in South Africa. Other cuts have to be heat treated on arrival in South Africa before being released for circulation

EXPORTER T&C’S:

There are two certificates for products within this category: 

Either    a certificate for raw frozen pork cuts which are considered safe by the South African Director of Animal Health to be exported from the Republic of Ireland to South Africa for unrestricted sale. 

The conditions for this certificate are as follows:In order to be certified on this health certificate, the pork meat for unrestricted sale must be:

  • Exempted from post arrival processing requirements due to being lower risk products not requiring PRRS - related certification (Pork Heart, Pork Skins, Subcutaneous Pork fat, pork tails 

OR

Bone-in or de-boned pork meat free of lymph nodes and excessive connective tissue as per the approved list of products (Pork Belly, Pork Loin, Pork Middle, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Loin Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, Pork Leg Meat- Boneless Silverside, Pork Leg Meat –Boneless Topside, Pork Leg Meat – Pork- Boneless thick Flank).

  • Pork not meeting the above requirements is subject to further processing on arrival in South Africa and cannot be certified on this certificate.
  • Exports can only take place from slaughter and cutting plants approved by DAFM, recommended to the South African authorities and subsequently listed by South African Authorities. The meat must only be stored in DAFM approved cold stores.  The cold stores, however, are not required to be listed by the South African Authorities.   The list of establishments approved by the South African Authorities is available online here. http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Animal-Health/importexport
  • Origin of pork:   The pork must be sourced from pigs that were born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland.  Other specific conditions relating to farm disease freedom also apply.
  • The full product description must be inserted on the health certificate and it must match the description given on the South African Veterinary Import Permit
  • The main requirements for this trade and a sample copy of the health certificate along with the list of specified cuts that can be exported using this certificate and the related anatomical descriptions can be found in Trader Notice Number MH 10/2016

 

Or           a certificate for fresh frozen pork meat including offals, trimmings, and mechanically recovered Pigmeat exported from the Republic of Ireland to South Africa for processing at approved facilities on arrival in South Africa. N.B. This certificate is to be used for export of any cuts of Pigmeat that do not meet the requirements for the export of fresh frozen pork for unrestricted sale in South Africa. The South African Authorities will attach a copy of the required certificate to the import permit. 

The conditions for this certificate are as follows:

  • Exports can only take place from slaughter and cutting plants approved by DAFM, recommended to the South African authorities and subsequently listed by South African Authorities. The meat must only be stored in DAFM approved coldstores.  The cold stores, however, are not required to be listed by the South African Authorities. The list of establishments approved by the South African Authorities is available online here:  http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Animal-Health/importexport
  • Origin of pork:   The pork must be sourced from pigs that were born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland.  Other specific conditions relating to farm disease freedom also apply.
  • The main requirements for this trade can be found in Trader Notice Number MH 22/2013:

 

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 2,614 tonnes of beef valued at €3.008 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 1,997 tonnes of beef valued at €2.456 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 1,792 tonnes of beef valued at €1.591 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly frozen bovine offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for frozen beef (deboned recognisable cuts) and offal (anatomically recognisable liver, heart, kidney or reticulum)

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • The meat must be derived from animals born and raised in Ireland
  • The meat establishment(s) must be on the list of approved establishments as notified by DAFM to the South African authorities.
  • Trader Notice no. 7/2017 and 11/2011 refer: 

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 27,165 tonnes of Poultrymeat valued at €29.195 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 23,845 tonnes of Poultrymeat valued at €26.488 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 18,422 tonnes of Poultrymeat valued at €14.710 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly frozen poultry cuts and offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for Poultrymeat (including mechanically recovered Poultrymeat)

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • The meat establishment(s) must be on the list of approved establishments as notified by DAFM to the South African authorities. See link:

http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Agricultural-Production-Health-Food-Safety/Animal-Health/importexport

  • The meat must be hatched, reared in either the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland and slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland.
  • The meat must be obtained from poultry that were slaughtered and the meat handled/cut/packed at an abattoir and cutting plant approved by the National Executive Officer of South Africa.
  • Trader Notice 23/2011 refers:

 

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 708 tonnes of Sheepmeat valued at €0.574 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 561 tonnes of Sheepmeat valued at €0.541 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 551 tonnes of Sheepmeat valued at €0.466 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Exclusively sheep offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for frozen mutton (deboned recognisable cuts)

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • No age restriction
  • The meat establishment(s) must be on the list of approved establishments as notified by DAFM to the South African authorities.
  • Trader notice no. 34/2012 refers:

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie