Some third countries accept a general health certificate for certain animal by-products or derived products that are not intended for animal or human consumption. In Belgium, there is a general health certificate for the export of organic fertilizers and/or soil improvers containing processed animal products, a general health certificate for the export of fertilizers and/or soil improvers containing processed poultry fertilizer as the only ingredient of animal origin as well as a health certificate for treated skins. These certificates state health conditions that are based on European and national legislation.
If there is no country-specific certificate model or no specific requirements under "Certificates and company lists by country", this means that the FASFC is not aware of the requirements of this third country for the certification of the products in question. Where applicable, the general certificate may be issued at the exporter's risk. The operator must always verify that the certificate model that will be used complies with the requirements of the competent government of the third country of destination. For this purpose, the Belgian operator may contact the competent authority of the third country, for example via his potential customer or regional export promoting agencies. If the third country of destination has more specific requirements, the operator must submit it to the certifying agent so that a country-specific certificate can be drawn up.
The general health certificate for organic fertilizers and/or soil improvers containing processed animal products (EX.PFF.AA.16.01) contains a box in which statements required by the competent authority of the third country can be added.
Health certificate for organic fertilizers and/or soil improvers containing processed animal products
- EX.PFF.AA.16.01 (01/03/2017)
Health certificate for fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed poultry manure as only ingredient of animal origin
- EX.PFF.AA.12.03 (24/01/2018)
Health certificate for treated skins
- EX.PFF.AA.17.01 (16/11/2018)