South Korea: FAIRS Export Certificate Report
The Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (MFDS) implemented the Special Act on Safety Management of Imported Food (hereinafter referred to as the Special Act) on February 4, 2016. According to the Special Act, MFDS no longer accepts a photo copy of health/sanitary certificates for livestock products. Effective August 4, 2016, an original or duplicative copy of health/sanitary certificates shall be submitted to MFDS for import inspection. Effective July 8, 2016, Korea lifted the import ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products imposed due to the outbreak of HPAI. Fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products slaughtered and processed on or after June 1, 2016 and shipped on or after July 8, 2016 are eligible for export to Korea. Also, the specific time/temperature for U.S. egg products on certificates is no longer required.