(In alphabetical order of name of country/place of origin)

Country/Place of Origin Issuing Entity

[Note]Type of Import Protocol
( G: Game, B: Beef, M: Mutton, P: Pork, Po: Poultry, E: Egg)

[Note]Approved Plant List for meat and poultry
(as at 1.7.2022)

Argentina The National Service of Agri-Food Health and Quality of the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Plant-based  (B,M,P,Po )
Country-based ( G, E )
Australia Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Country-based
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Austria Austrian Veterinary Services Country-based
( B,M,P )
NA
The Kingdom of Belgium The Federal Agency for the Safety of Food Chain Country-based
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Plant-based
( B,P,Po,E )
Canada The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Country-based
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Chile Agriculture and Livestock Service of the Ministry of Agriculture Plant-based  (B,M,P,Po )
Country-based ( G )
People's Republic of China General Administration of Customs Plant-based
( G,B,M,P,Po )
Country-based
( E )
Costa Rica National Service of Animal Health Plant-based
( B,P )
Czech Republic State Veterinary Administration Plant-based
(P )
Denmark Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration Country-based
( B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Estonia Veterinary and Food Board Plant-based
( B,Po )
Finland Finnish Food Authority Plant-based 
( B,P,Po )
Country-based
( E )
French Republic Directorate-General for Food Country-based
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Germany The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Country-based
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Greece Ministry of Rural Development and Food Plant-based
( P,Po )
Ministry for Manufacturing for Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Country-based
( E )
NA
Hungary Ministry of Agriculture Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Iceland Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority Country-based
( G,M,P )
NA
India Department of Animal Husbandry Plant-based
( buffalo meat only )
Export Inspection Council, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Country-based
( E )
NA
Republic of Ireland Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Country-based 
( B,M,P,Po )
NA
Italy Ministry of Health
(in respect of beef, pork , poultry and eggs only)
Country-based 
( B,P,Po,E )
NA
Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
(in respect of beef, pork and poultry only)
Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
(In respect of eggs only)
Country-based
( E )
NA
Republic of Korea Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Country-based
( E )
 
Latvia Food and Veterinary Services Plant-based
(Po )
Country-based
( E )
Republic of Lithuania State Food and Veterinary Service Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Malaysia Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Plant-based
( Po )
Country-based
( E )
Sabah Malaysia Department of Veterinary Services Country-based
( E )
NA
Sarawak Malaysia State Veterinary Authority Country-based
( E )
NA
Mexico Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development  Plant-based  (B,P,Po )
Country-based ( G )
Namibia Directorate of Veterinary Services Plant-based
( B )
Netherlands The Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Norway Norwegian Food Safety Authority Country-based
( G,B,P,Po )
NA
Pakistan Animal Quarantine Department Country-based
( E )
NA
The Republic of Poland General Veterinary Inspectorate Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Portugal Directorate General for Food and Veterinary Plant-based 
( B,P,Po )
Country-based
( E )
Russian Federation Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Singapore Singapore Food Agency Country-based
( E )
NA
The Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (In respect of game, beef, mutton, pork and poultry only) Plant-based  (B,M,P,Po )
Country-based ( G )
Kingdom of Spain Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Sweden Swedish Food Agency Plant-based
( B,P,Po )
Country-based
( E )
Switzerland Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Services Country-based
( P )
NA
Thailand The Department of Livestock Development Plant-based
( P,Po )
Country-based
( G,E )
Ukraine State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection Plant-based
( Po )
Country-based
( E )
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
United States of
America
The United States Department of Agriculture Country-based 
( G,B,M,P,Po,E )
NA
Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Plant-based  (B,M )
Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Plant-based
( P )
Department of Animal Health Country-based
( E )
NA
Zimbabwe Department of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Country-based
( G )
NA

Note:

  1. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has established import protocols for game, meat, poultry or eggs with countries listed above. In line with the international trend, these import protocols have been migrating from a "Country-based" to a "Plant-based" system, with a view to strengthening food traceability. The migration is on-going. Importers should ensure the establishment is on the Approved Plant List should they arrange to import meat and poultry from those countries having a "Plant-based" import protocol for the specific commodity.
  2. The Approved Plant List on this website is subject to periodical updating. Importers may visit CFS's Food Trader Portal for the most up-to-date list Approved Plant List.