Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

An Expert's View about Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in Senegal

Posted on: 23 Jan 2012

This report provides information on export certificates required by the Government of Senegal (GOS) for processed food, animal products, live animals (cattle, pets, etc), plants, and products for anim

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 12/9/2011 GAIN Report Number: Senegal Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification FAIRS Export Certificate Report Approved By: Joani Dong, Regional Agricultural Attaché, West Africa Prepared By: Russell Knight, Deputy Regional Agricultural Attaché Fana Sylla, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: This report provides information on export certificates required by the Government of Senegal (GOS) for processed food, animal products, live animals (cattle, pets, etc), plants, and products for animal consumption. There has been no change from the 2010 report. Page 2 of 11 Table of Contents Section I. List of all Export Certificates Required by Government (Matrix)………...................3 Section II- Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s)…………………………………………….4 Section III. Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s)……………………………..5 Section IV. Government Certificates' Legal Entry Requirements………………………………...5 Section V. Other Certification/Accreditation Requirements……………………………………..6 Appendix- Electronic Copy or Outline of Each Export Certificate…………………………….8 Zoo-Sanitary Certificate for Export of Domestic or Wild Animals of Bovine Bubaline, Ovine and Caprine or Swine………………..........8 Phytosanitary Certificate………………………………………………………....9 Health Certificate for Domestic Animals Meat Import (Bovine bubaline, equine, sheep, goats, swine or poultry)……………………….10 Disclaimer: This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/FAS in Dakar for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care has been taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely accurate either because policies have changed since its preparation, or because clear and consistent information about these policies was not available. It is highly recommended that U.S. exporters verify the full set of import requirements with their foreign customers who are normally best equipped to research such matters with local authorities, before any goods are shipped. FINAL IMPORT APPROVAL OF ANY PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO THE IMPORTING COUNTRY’S RULES AND REGULATIONS AS INTERPRETED BY BORDER OFFICIALS AT THE TIME OF PRODUCT ENTRY. Page 3 of 11 Section I. List of All Export Certificates Required By Government (Matrix): Product(s) Title of Attestation Required on Purpose Requesting certificate Certificate Ministry Plants, plant parts, seeds, Phytosanitary Plants or plant products have Phytosanitary Ministry of soil, manure, compost certificate been: Agriculture and all packaging used - Inspected according to for transportation appropriate procedures - Considered to be free from quarantine pests and practically free from other harmful organisms - Complied with the current Senegalese phytosanitary regulation Live animals (horses, Zoo-sanitary Live animals and products do Animal health Ministry of mules and their crosses, certificate not present any sign of and veterinary Livestock bovine, ovine, caprine, clinical disease. It is porcine, canine, feline, established according to animals of avian species, international standards of the leparopidae, camels, w International Office of ildlife animals and hatching eggs, semen, Epizootics (OIE) by official ova, and embryos veterinarian of the exporting animal. country. Day old chicks for Health Chicks are free from avian Animal health Ministry of breeding certificate influenza. and veterinary Livestock Hatching Eggs -Certificate of Eggs are disinfected before Animal health Ministry of origin boarding. and veterinary Livestock -Health certificate Animal products (meat, Health - Meat and packages of Food safety Ministry of consumed eggs, prepared certificate meat are stamped Livestock foods with animal certifying that they products) come from animals slaughtered in approved slaughterhouses - Meat is declared to fit for human consumption - Meat was cut in an Page 4 of 11 approved cutting plant - Meat satisfies the requirements established by regulations put in force in Senegal related to safety of meat products. Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) 1. Certificate name: Phytosanitary certificate for plants, plant parts, seeds, soil, manure, compost and all packaging used for transportation from the United States intended for export to Senegal. Certificate purpose: This certificate is for phytosanitary purposes. It certifies that goods are free from parasites. The original must accompany the consignment. It is for product origin identification and health attestation. This certificate is not required by fruits and vegetables intended for consumption except for those listed in Annex I of the Decree 60-121 SG. Certificate required by: Ministry of Agriculture 2. Certificate name: Zoo-sanitary certificate for live animals (horses, mules and their crosses, bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine, canine, feline, animals of avian species, leparopidae, camels as well as wildlife animals and hatching eggs, semen, ova and embryos animal intended for export to Senegal. Certificate purpose: This certificate is for zoo-sanitary purposes to prove that: Animals are healthy and come from a farm free from any recognized contagious disease following standards established by the international Animal Health Code (code zoo-sanitaire) of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) Hatching eggs were disinfected under official veterinary supervision, and they come from farms where vaccination against legally contagious diseases (MLC) has been provided Animals come from a region not officially declared infected with contagious disease for more than six weeks Animals come from farms regularly inspected by an authorized veterinary officer Animals are immunized against Rinderpest and Contagious Bovine Peripneumonia (CBPP) for more than 10 days or come from free areas for six months Animals of bovine species, their ova and embryos, fresh meat (bone or deboned) and cattle meat derived products, meal meat and bone meal and any derived animal feed does not come from a country where Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been reported Sheeps and goats are immunized with a killed vaccine against Rift Valley Fever, Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) or come from free zones Canine and feline animals should be accompanied by an International Rabies Vaccination Certificate dated more than fifteen days and less than one year The animals of avian species have or have not been vaccinated against the MLC. For vaccinated animals, the date of vaccination and the nature of the vaccine used will be specified Page 5 of 11 Semen, ova or embryos of bovine, sheep, swine, and horses come from healthy donors according to standards set by the International Animal Health Code for each disease The expected date of entry of sending live animals including hatching eggs, semen, ova and embryos animal should be communicated to the veterinary service at least 15 days prior to shipment. Certificate is required by: Ministry of Livestock 3. Certificate name: Health certificate for animal products (meat, consumed eggs, prepared foods with animal products) intended for export to Senegal. Certificate purpose: This certificate is for food safety. It proves that products come from healthy animals and have been prepared, handled and stored according to food safety regulations for animal products. In addition: Meat presented in whole carcass must be marked with the stamp of an approved slaughter house Meat and poultry cuts and organ meats must present on packaging all the indications regarding the date of slaughtered animals, approved cutting plant, packaging and date of expiration Products prepared or preserved as well as other products of origin intended for human consumption should mention on the packaging the dates of preparation and expiration Note: animals not accompanied by health certificate will be quarantined and checked for 15 days at the expense of their owners. Certificate is required by: Ministry of Livestock Section III. Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s) For phytosanitary purpose, exporters of products listed in Table I - class “C” and table II (in Annex I of the Decree 60-121 SG) must submit prior to shipment a request of importation of plants delivered by the Directorate of Plant Protection (DPV). This request must mention the origin and quantity of the product and the address of the supplier. The exporter must also indicate: If they are seeds, bulbs, tubers, soils, etc and the name of the varieties If they are intended for sale, personal use, culture, manufacturing, consumption or culture for sale The exact location where the goods will be sold or grown Food products that enter Senegal’s market are submitted to sanitary inspections by the Laboratory of the Directorate of Domestic Trade under the Ministry of Trade. These tests are conducted on four samples selected randomly from the shipment, but they do not preclude the importer from pursuing the registration approval process. Importers must also complete and request a Declaration of Imported Food (DIPA) to the Division of Consumer and Consumer Safety (DCCS) at the Senegalese Ministry of Page 6 of 11 Trade. Section IV. Government Certificate’s Legal Entry Requirements All certificates listed in this report must accompany the product at the time of entry, and must be originals. Section V. Other Certification/Accreditation Requirements The following products - whatever the type of preservation (chilling, freezing, cooking, salting ...) -will be checked for safety (organoleptic, microbiological …) before entering Senegalese territory: Butcher’s meat (pork, sheep, beef, horse) Ground meat in advance Cooked meat Meat products (sausages, ham…) Prepared meals in advance Dehydrated soups Poultry meat Organ meats (liver, heart, leg, head of pork, sheep, beef and horse, liver, heart, gizzard rump of poultry) Eggs and egg products, pastries, custards Fermented or acidified milk, fermented milk curds (yogurt, kefir), milk jelly, milk powder, cheese, fresh pasteurized cream, ice creams and icy, casein, butter and margarine Canned food made from animal products or originated from animal Semi-preserved foods made from animal products or originated from animal Milk intended to heat treatment or processing Honey and wax Canned vegetables Hides and skins Meat meal and poultry meal, feather Animal fat Products listed on Table I Class “B’ of Annex 1 of Decree 60-121 SG can only be introduced in Senegal by the Directorate of Plant Protection Service (DPV). For fresh meat, chilled or frozen milk and its derivatives, analysis showing the presence or absence of residues of antibiotics, artificial radionuclide, anabolic hormone or any other contaminant that may constitute a threat to public health will be required. For day old chicks for breeding, an animal health certificate is required and should be established by official veterinary services of the exporting country certifying that the chicks are free from avian influenza. The chicks will be allowed and placed in quarantine by veterinary services at the expense of Page 7 of 11 the importer. For hatching eggs, a certificate of origin and health prepared by the staff veterinary official of the exporting country and attesting to the disinfection of eggs before boarding will be required. Authorized eggs will be disinfected by the veterinary services Senegalese before their removal. For procedural details, contact FAS Senegal: Joani Dong Regional Agricultural Attaché, West Africa Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Embassy Dakar Ave. Jean XXIII B.P 49 Dakar, Senegal Tel: (+221) 33-869 6181 Fax: (+221) 33-820 5673 Email: Joani.Dong@fas.usda.gov Website: www.fas.usda.gov Russell Knight Deputy Regional Agricultural Attaché, West Africa Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Embassy Dakar Ave. Jean XXIII B.P 49 Dakar, Senegal Tel: (+221) 33-869 6100 ext. 3156 Fax: (+221) 33-820 5673 Email: Russell.Knight@fas.usda.gov Website: www.fas.usda.gov Fana Sylla Agricultural Specialist, West Africa Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Embassy Dakar Ave. Jean XXIII B.P 49 Dakar, Senegal Tel: (+221) 33-869 6100 ext. 3208 Fax: (+221) 33-820 5673 Email: Fana.Sylla@fas.usda.gov Website: www.fas.usda.gov Page 8 of 11 Appendix I. Electronic Copy or Outline of Each Export Certificate ZOO-SANITARY CERTIFICATE FOR EXPORT OF DOMESTIC OR WILD ANIMALS OF BOVINE BUBALINE, OVINE AND CAPRINE OR SWINE. I. Animal Identification Race Sex Age II. Origin of animals Name and address of exporter: Place of origin of animals: Quantity: III. Destination of animals Country of destination: Name and address of consignee: Nature and identification of the mean of transportation IV. Health information The undersigned veterinarian official certifies that the animals described above and examined so far: a) show no clinical signs of disease, b) meet the following provisions: Done in ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .....on ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .......... The official veterinarian (name and address) Official stamp Page 9 of 11 Signature PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE REPUBLIQUE DU SENEGAL / MINISTERE DE L’AGRICULTURE SENEGAL REPUBLIC/ MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE 1. Nom et adresse de l’expéditeur: 2 .CERTIFICAT PHYTOSANITAIRE Name and address of exporter: PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE N° : MA/DPV : 3. Nom et adresse déclarée du destinataire : 4. Service de la Protection des Végétaux du SENEGAL au service Declared name and address of consignee de la protection des Végétaux de : Plant protection Organization of SENEGAL to Plant Protection Organization (s) of : 5. Lieu d’origine : Place of origin 6. Lieu d’origine et moyens de transport déclarés : Numéro d’ENREGISTREMENT : Origin and declared means of conveyance Reg.N° 7. Point d’entrée declaré: Code de Production: Declared point of entry Prod.Code 8. Marques des colis. Nombre et nature des emballages. Nom du ou des 9. Quantité declarée : produits : Nom(s) botanique des plantes : Quantity declared Distinguishing marks. Number and description of packages: name of the product : botanical name of plants 10. Il est certifié que les végétaux et produits végétaux décrits ci-dessus - This is to certify that the plants of plant products described above Ont été inspectés suivant les procédures adaptées - Have been inspected according to appropriate procedures and Sont estimés indemnes d’ennemis visés par la règlementation phytosanitaire et pratiquement indemnes d’autres ennemis dangereux - Are considered to be free from quarantine pests and practically free from other harmful organism; and that they Et sont jugés conformes à la règlementation phytosanitaire en vigueur dans le pays importateur - Are considered to conform with the current phytosanitary regulations of the importing country 11. Déclaration additionnelle: Additional declaration 12. Traitement: Treatment 18. Lieu de délivrance : Page 10 of 11 13. Produit Chimique(matière 14. Température et Place of issue durée: active): Duration and Temperature Date: Chemical (Active Ingredient) Date 15. Concentration: 16. Date: Nom et signature Date Concentration du fonctionnaire autorisé : Cachet du 17 Service . Informations supplémentaires: Name and signature Stamp of the Additional Information organization of Authorized officer Toute personne qui aura contrefait ou falsifié un certificat phytosanitaire dans le but de tromper d’autres personnes sera punie d’une peine d’emprisonnement de 6 mois à 3 ans et d’une amende de 20.000Frs à 500.000 Frs conformément aux articles 130 et 137 du Code Pénal du Sénégal.. HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS MEAT IMPORT (Bovine bubaline, equine, sheep, goats, swine, or poultry) I. Identification of meat Nature of cuts: Nature of packaging: Quantity of cuts or packages: Net weight: Date of production Expiration date II. Origin of meat Address (es) and veterinary agreement number (s) of the slaughterhouses: Address (es) and veterinary agreement number of the cutting plant III. Destination of meat The meat will be sent from: (place of dispatch) to : (country and place of destination) Nature and identification of type of transportation: Name and address of exporter: Name and address of recipient: IV. Health attestation The undersigned veterinarian official certifies that: a) Meat and packages of meat described above are stamped certifying that they comes from animals slaughtered in approved slaughterhouses; b) Meat is declared to fit for human consumption; c) Meat was cut in an approved cutting plant; Page 11 of 11 d) Meat satisfies to the requirements established by the regulations put in force in Senegal and related to the safety of meat products. Official stamp Dated at _________________________________on ___________________________________ The official veterinarian (name and address) Signature
Posted: 23 January 2012

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