General certificates

General export certificates for products of animal origin destined for human consumption

Exports of products of animal origin destined for human consumption must be accompanied by a certificate which contains the health requirements of third countries. Since products of animal origin destined for human consumption are seen as high risk commodities, bilateral certificates are often developed for this kind of trade. If a bilateral certificate exist for that product-country combination, trade will only be possible with that bilateral certificate.

Nevertheless, in order to facilitate exports to third countries, the FASFC has developed general certificates for different products. The health conditions specified in general certificates are based on European legislation.

If there is no country-specific certificate model, a non-negotiated country-specific certificate 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 promotion organisations. 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.

Moreover, the general certificates are provided with a box in which additional declarations can be added, as long as proof can be demonstrated that these declarations are indeed required by the competent authority of the third country of destination.

The general export certificates for products of animal origin destined for human consumption is made up of two parts:

  • Part 1 includes information relating to the identity of the parties involved and the products concerned in the shipment;
  • Part 2 includes information relating to the health declarations

General certificates

The general certificates have all recently been adapted to be in line with Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on official controls and other official activities to ensure the enforcement of food and feed law, animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products that recently became applicable. The new versions are issued since the date mentioned in brackets behind the links to the different certificates. The sanitary guarantees given by the different certificates remain however equivalent to those given in de previous versions.
 

Poultry meat

The new version EX.VTP.AA.01.04 has recently been implemented for certification of consignments of poultry meat. However, a transitional period is foreseen, during which both the EX.VTP.AA.01.03 and the EX.VTP.AA.01.04 versions of the certificate can be issued.
The transitional period lasts until 15 May 2020: after this date, the EX.VTP.AA.01.04 will be the sole version issued. Sanitary guarantees given by both versions are equivalent (declaration from CVO in this regard).

Certificate: EX VTP AA 01 03.pdf - (27/09/2016)
Certificate: EX VTP AA 01 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Certificate: Influenza aviaire EX VTP AA 17 01.pdf - (12/05/2015),
Certificate: Newcastle desease EX VTP AA 18 01.pdf - (12/05/2015),
Certificate: Contaminants including PCB Dioxin EX VTP AA 19 01.pdf - (12/05/2015)

Meat from domestic bovine animals

Certificate: EX VTP AA 02 05.pdf - (05/05/2020)

Fishery products

Certificate: EX VTP AA 03 04_1.pdf - (13/12/2019)

Live bivalve molluscs

Certificate: EX VTP AA 04 04.pdf - (13/12/2019)

Meat from domestic solipeds

Certificate: EX VTP AA 05 03.pdf - (06/09/2016)

Meat from domestic ovine and caprine animals

Certificate: EX VTP AA 06 03.pdf - (06/09/2016)

Meat from domestic porcine animals

Certificate: EX VTP AA 07 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Meat products

Certificate: EX VTP AA 08 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Egg products

Certificate: EX VTP AA 09 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Meat from lagomorphs

Certificate: EX VTP AA 10 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Meat from wild game

Certificate: EX VTP AA 11 04.pdf - (14/01/2020)

Meat from farmed game

Certificate: EX VTP AA 12 04.pdf - (14/01/2020)

Non-manipulation

Certificate: EX VTP AA 13 01.pdf - (17/09/2017)

Dairy products

Certificate: EX VTP AA 14 04.pdf - (04/05/2020)

Eggs from domestic poultry

Certificate: EX VTP AA 15 03.pdf - (06/09/2016)

Collagen/gelatin from pork

Certificate: EX VTP AA 16 04.pdf - (09/08/2019)

Last updated: 11/06/2020