Changes to Import Requirements for poultry products and by-products from the EU

New import requirements for raw fresh/frozen poultry products and by-products from the European Union (EU) will come into effect on July 1, 2022.  This will affect edible and inedible products, and will harmonize the import requirements with the EU for products being imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  As of July 1, 2022, there will be additional animal health attestations in regards to HPAI that will be required for all shipments of raw fresh/frozen poultry meat and poultry products from EU member states affected by HPAI.

Shipments that are certified on or after July 1, 2022 must be accompanied by the updated attestation requirement.  For a period of two months (until September 1, 2022), there will be a transition period during which product will be accepted for import using either the previous or new conditions.

Additional information may be found in the Notice to Industry.

Any questions regarding the changes should be directed to the Animal Products and By-products import inbox at