The Dominican Republic has been chosen again after approximately 20 years to export raw, intact beef products and slaughtered cattle by-products to the United States (U.S.).
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported that it has completed its review of the Dominican Republic’s documented inspection system for raw and intact beef products.
The provision is effective as of April 29, according to the notification sent to the General Directorate of Drugs, Food and Health Products (Digemaps) of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) by the USDA on the 2nd of last month.
To begin exports, the Dominican Republic must comply with a series of US market requirements related to importation, labeling, individual sanitary measures and the self-reporting tool (SRT).
In addition, it will only be able to export products from certified establishments on the list. Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (9 CFR) requires that each shipment of meat (beef) products imported into the United States must have a foreign inspection certificate issued by a Digemaps/Department of Food official.