May 11, 2015


Singapore to expand range of US beef import products



The Singapore Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have agreed on an expanded range of beef products that can be exported to Singapore.


Under the agreement, boneless and bone-in cuts, processed beef and offal products are allowed, provided they come from establishments that are in the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Beef Export Verification programme for Singapore, known as Singapore Export Verification (SEV).


Previously, it had only allowed boneless cuts from cattle less than 30 months old.


Under the programme, the products must come from cattle that are born, raised, and slaughtered in the US, including feeder cattle born in Canada and Mexico that were raised and slaughtered in the US.


Beef and beef products derived from calves under 12 months of age imported from Canada for direct slaughter are also eligible, while products from cattle imported from Canada for direct slaughter are restricted to boneless cuts from animals less than 30 months of age.


Products derived from cattle imported from Mexico for direct slaughter are not allowed for export to Singapore.

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