Where can I find a up to date list of coutries who have an import ban on British Beef?

Question posted by Mike Webb, on behalf of Natural Sports Nutrition in HU17

We supply a range of ready meals in the UK and are looking to export worldwide. We know that Russia has lifted their ban on British Beef imports recently. As has the UAE. We are struggling to find a concise list of countries eligable to export to.

We have interest in our range of products from Turkey, Chile, South Africa and Brazil.

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kiran sharma, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment India in India.

Mike,

India is one such country where beef cannot be imported.

Kiraan

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Mike Hunter, on behalf of betterlanguages.com Ltd. in Nottingham.

Hi Mike, don't forget that there are specific issues with Islamic countries, e.g. Turkey which you mention, if the meat is not Halaal. We're happy to help with any food label translation needs, and also partner with companies which offer food compliance advice. Kindest regards Mike

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Dear Mike
I think you might have to check country by country.Each country has its own
regulations of what is permitted especially in food products.sorry its not much help.
Once you have found out what countries accept what products please drop us an email
colin.crown@ntlworld.com or give us a call on 01263 513127 and we will try help on the freighting side of things.
best regards
Colin; Crown freight ltd

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Richard England, on behalf of Consulting for Export in WD3.

Mike,
Your first port of call should be DEFRA. They will provide you with details of all countries Britain cannot export to.

Interestingly, the Russians are just about to permit the import of British beef for the first time since the BSE crisis. Other markets are also doing the same so get in touch with DEFRA for a definitive guide.

Richard

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Mike Webb, on behalf of Natural Sports Nutrition in HU17.

Hi David,

So it would not be possible to export beef mince within our meal product?

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Dilara Yardimci, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dear Mike,

DEFRA is a good point of contact, but more specifically you should get in touch with EBLEX - The Organisation for the English Beef and Sheep Industry - www.eblex.org.uk. One of their areaa of activity is promoting British beef and lamb worldwide, so they will definitely know which countries are open for exporting from the UK.

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Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is responsible for issuing Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates (ITAHCs) for a range of animal/animal product commodities including some meat and meat products. We can advise you on which 3rd countries (non-EU) there are export health certificates in place for.

AHVLA issues certification on behalf of Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government. Export certificates are issued by AHVLA’s Specialist Service Centre for Exports located in Carlisle.

For the export of meat and meat products please contact the Meat and Dairy Team in AHVLA, Carlisle who will advise you on the countries you are interested in. Contact details;

Meat and Dairy Products Team
(Exports of meat products, meat preparations and dairy products)
Email: MeatandDairyProducts.Carlisle@ahvla.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: 01228 403600 (Option 5)

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