Sector : Meat

Destination Market: China

Information : China

COUNTRY NAME: China

 


TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 58,142 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €76.622 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 63,443 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €100.294 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 73,090 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €119.286 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly fresh or chilled Pigmeat, frozen Pigmeat and frozen pig offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for pork

EXPORTER T&C’S:

 

  • The agreement covers the export of frozen pork & frozen pork by-products only.
  • Exports can only take place from slaughter cutting plants and cold stores approved by DAFM and that have been recommended by DAFM and subsequently assessed, approved and listed by CNCA (China) as meeting the Chinese requirements for export of Pigmeat/Pigmeat by-products to China.
  • Origin - Pigs must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland. Specific eligibility conditions regarding farm disease freedom also apply.
  • Other specific conditions e.g. regarding non-cominglement of ineligible pigs and Pigmeat with eligible pigs and Pigmeat for this trade, labelling and pre-notification of consignments apply.

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 1,437 tonnes of beef valued at €2.842 m.

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Frozen boneless beef

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for frozen boneless beef

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • The meat must be derived from animals born, raised and slaughtered in Ireland.
  • The meat must be derived from animals aged not more than 30 months at time of slaughter
  • Cattle from certain herds will be ineligible for production of beef for China e.g. where OIE restrictions are in place
  • Segregation is required between herds that are eligible for China and those that are ineligible  
  • The meat must come from one of the meat establishments specifically approved by the Chinese authorities to export to China and registered with the Chinese authorities. 
  • Other terms and conditions also apply 

INFORMATION: meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie