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

India

  • Wet blue skins
  • Salted skins and hides from cattle

North Macedonia

  • Treated hides and skins of ungulates

Morocco

  • Organic fertilizers
  • Animal by-products intended for the cosmetic industry
  • Treated wool

Palestinian territories

  • Instructions

Peru

  • Collagen and gelatin

Serbia

  • Skins from biungulates
  • Fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed manure as sole ingredient of animal origin
  • Processed animal protein
  • Fish oil not intended for human consumption which can be used as feedstuff or for purposes outside the feed chain
South Africa
  • Cattle serum of non-Belgian origin
South Korea
  • Skins from biungulates
  • Fertilizers/soil improvers containing processed poultry manure as sole ingredient of animal origin

Taiwan

  • Organic fertilizer containing processed manure

Turkey

  • Processed animal proteins, including mixtures and products (excluding pet food) containing such proteins
  • Treated sheep's wool
  • Organic fertilizers and/or soil improvers that
    contain processed animal products (Category 3 material only)
  • Grease for the cosmetic industry
  • Melted fat
Ukraine
  • Processed animal protein, including mixtures and products (except compound feed and pet food) containing processed animal protein as the sole ingredient of animal origin

United Kingdom

  • Instructions
Uruguay
  • Raw wool

Vietnam

  • Treated hides and skins from ruminants

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
  • Wet salted hides & skins
  • Unprocessed wool
  • Soils

India 

  • Lanolin

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

Last updated: 14/09/2020