Specific information by country and/or product category

Bilateral certificates

Bilateral certificates are generally the result of negotiations between the FASFC or the European Commission and the competent authority of the third country. They contain sanitary conditions with which the animal by-products or derived products must comply before the certificate can be issued by the FASFC's local control unit and the products can be exported to the third country.

The sanitary conditions of third countries can differ greatly from those of Belgian and European legislation. The operator must check that the products they wish to export comply with the sanitary requirements specified in the bilateral certificate.

Under the bilateral certificates, two groups are distinguished:

  • Belgian bilateral certificates : these certificates result from negotiations between the FASFC and the third country;
  • EU (TRACES) bilateral certificates: these certificates result from negotiations between the European Commission and the third country.

Bilateral certificates are officially transferred by the FASFC or the European Commission to the competent government of the third country.

Country

Product 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed manure as sole ingredient of animal origin

Canada

Processed animal proteins originating from non-ruminants

Canada

Unprocessed animal products and by-products for the pharmaceutical industry

India

Wet blue skins

North Macedonia

Treated hides and skins of ungulates

Morocco

Organic fertilizers

Morocco

Animal by-products intended for the cosmetic industry

 

Treated wool

Peru

Collagen and gelatin

Serbia

Hides or skins from biungulates

Serbia

Fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed manure as sole ingredient of animal origin

Serbia

Fish oil not intended for human consumption which can be used as feedstuff or for purposes outside the feed chain

Taiwan

Organic fertilizer containing processed manure

Turkey

Processed animal proteins, including mixtures and products (excluding pet food) containing such proteins

Turkey

Treated sheep's wool

Turkey

Organic fertilizers and/or soil improvers that
contain processed animal products (Category 3 material only)

Vietnam

Treated hides and skins from ruminants

South Africa

Cattle serum of non-Belgian origin

South Korea

Hides or skins from biungulates

South Korea

Fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed poultry manure as sole ingredient of animal origin

Please consult this page (French/Dutch) for more specific information

 

Non-negotiated certificates

For the non-negotiated certificates, no negotiations were conducted with third countries.  They were drawn up on the basis of official information from the third country but not officially transferred.

The sanitary conditions of third countries can differ greatly from those of Belgian and European legislation. The operator must check that the products they wish to export comply with the sanitary requirements specified in the non-negotiated certificate.

Country

Product 

China

Frozen rabbit skins

China

Wet salted hides & skins

China

Unprocessed wool

China

Soils

India 

Lanolin

Turkey

Wool fat destined for the cosmetic industry

Turkey

Rendered fat

 Please consult this page (French/Dutch) for more specific information.

Last updated: 19/08/2019