Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMAR) notifications – animal products

Find recent or urgent OMAR notifications, including new Technical Directives (TDs) and General Requirements for Export (GREXs) for all animal products intended for export.

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Listed on this page are OMAR notifications for animal products intended for export. You need to consult these to ensure you are using the most up-to-date requirements for the country or market you are exporting to. They apply only to animal products.

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Current OMAR notifications – animal products


2017

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
17/017 Taiwan: Certification of animal blood serum not intended for human consumption 22/05/2017
17/016 Algeria: meat and meat products 22/05/2017
17/015 Registration Documents: Specified Countries 18/05/2017
17/014 Korea Certification: Fish and Fish Products 7/04/2017
17/012 Egypt: Registration requirements for foods for special dietary uses 21/03/2017
17/011 Miscellaneous products exported to South Africa for human consumption 21/03/2017
17/010 Viet Nam: Green Runners for Re- Export 15/03/2017
17/009 China: Certification of deer velvet and deer antler 13/03/2017
17/006 Russia: Temporary suspension on import of beef and bovine offal 7/02/2017
17/004 Korea: Edible Eggs 31/01/2017
17/003 United States - BSE Comprehensive Rule Requirement 31/01/2017

2016

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
16/036 Animal Product from RMP Operations: Specified Markets 19/12/2016
16/035 Export Certificates, Meat Supervision: Specified Markets 12/12/2016
16/033 Turkey: Hides and Skins 7/12/2016
16/032 Indonesia: Halal labelling of meat and meat products 18/11/2016
16/031 United States Meat Export Certificates 11/11/2016
16/030 Korea certification: Dairy products for human consumption 25/10/2016
16/029 Indonesia: Meat Certification 20/10/2016
16/027 Eurasian Economic Union: A) Animal Products General Permit and B) Dairy listings 12/10/2016
16/025 China: Meat and meat products halal requirements 2/09/2016
16/024 UAE: Halal Certification Scheme for meat 30/08/2016
16/022 Korea: Specified animal products: Registration of manufacturing premises and standalone meat stores 16/08/2016
16/017 Korea: Official copy certificate for meat and meat products 29/07/2016
16/012 Canada: Halal Meat Exports 25/05/2016
16/010 USA: Grade 'A' Dairy Product Exports 13/05/2016
16/008 Iceland: Export Certificates 5/05/2016

2015

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
15/024 Canada: Oyster Exports 14/10/2015
15/021 Laboratory Programmes: Transitional Arrangements and Terminology 21/09/2015
15/019 Requirements for Unmounted Hunting Trophies Exported from New Zealand to Mexico 3/06/2015
15/004 Colombia: Dairy Registration Requirements 5/02/2015
15/002 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Meat 23/01/2015
15/001 USA Requirements for Overland Transit Certification 8/01/2015

2014

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
14/043 Argentina: Certification of fish products not for human consumption 10/12/2014
14/042 Update to Viet Nam Certification before Departure Date 5/12/2014
14/039 Viet Nam Certification before Departure Date 27/11/2014
14/035 USA: Dairy Product Transit Certificate 22/10/2014
14/032 Commonwealth of Independent States: Animal Products 1/10/2014
14/031 Canada: Restrictions on Import of Live New Zealand Greenshell Mussels (Perna canaliculus) 30/09/2014
14/021 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Animal Products 12/06/2014
14/020 Customs Union: Listing of Premises 9/06/2014
14/005 European Union: TRACES Pilot for Seafood 15/04/2014
14/002 USA: Eligibility of Mammalian Laryngeal Muscle for Pet Food Use 17/02/2014

2013

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
13/040 USA Requirements for Raw Material for Pet Food Manufacture Derived from Deer 14/10/2013
13/038 Indonesia: Products not intended for Food for Humans 9/10/2013
13/018 European Union and Ukraine: Catch Certificates 17/07/2013
13/015 Canada: Aquatic Animal Health Requirements 11/06/2013
13/011 Sri Lanka - Additional DCD testing requirements for milk powder 31/05/2013

2012

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
12/013 India: Sheep and Goat meat certification and Requirement for Primary processors for Export to any Market 24/12/2012
12/006 Malaysia Inspection Visit 18/06/2012

2011

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
11/026 Ukraine: Animal Products 1/12/2011
11/024 Middle East Meat and Meat Products 30/09/2011
11/023 Republic of Yemen Meat and Meat Products 30/09/2011
11/020 India ? Pet Food 13/09/2011
11/014 United States of America: Export of Hides, Skins and Trophies 13/07/2011
11/011 Macedonia: Animal Products 17/06/2011
11/008 Hong Kong certification of dairy products 6/05/2011
11/005 Malaysia: Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements 19/04/2011
11/002 Mexico: Export of wool and wool products 2/02/2011

2010

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
10/037 Korea: Certification for honey and honeycomb for human consumption 22/12/2010
10/035 Hong Kong:Change to Certificate Identifiers 14/12/2010
10/034 French Polynesia: Live Oyster Exports 8/12/2010
10/032 Listing as a halal approved premises 18/11/2010
10/027 India - Dairy Products 24/08/2010
10/023 Albania: Animal Material & Animal Product 6/07/2010
10/020 Argentina - Export of Fleshed, Dried and Salted Bovine Hides for Tannery Use 16/06/2010
10/017 Korea: Live seafood certification 12/05/2010
10/015 Requirements for Cloned Animals 11/05/2010
10/008 Argentina - Certification of Bovine Pancreas for Pharmaceutical Use 26/02/2010

2009

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
09/045 Argentina - Game Trophy Certification 17/12/2009
09/044 Canada - Certification of Product Intended for Pharmaceutical and Natural Products 11/12/2009
09/043 United States of America - Certification of Rabbit and Hare Raw Material for Pet Food Processing 11/12/2009
09/038 Switzerland: Animal Material & Animal Product 24/11/2009
09/034 India - Hides and Skins 19/10/2009
09/033 India Bile and Bile products 19/10/2009
09/028 Bovine Taenia saginata examination procedures: specified countries 20/07/2009
09/027 Chile: Processed Wool Exports 3/06/2009
09/025 Yemen ? Dairy Products 3/06/2009
09/014 Dairy Products - Norway 11/03/2009
09/010 India - Dairy Certification 16/02/2009
09/005 Argentina - Export of Dried and Salted Sheepskins for Tannery Use 21/01/2009

2008

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
08/036 Imported Animal Product Inspection Requirements 23/12/2008
08/035 Contaminant Requirements for Bee Products for Export 19/12/2008
08/031 European Union: Residues in Squid 5/12/2008
08/026 Japan: Petfood certification 6/11/2008
08/024 Argentina: Certification of Newborn Calf Serum 15/10/2008
08/023 Japan: Additional Avian Clause for Petfood 11/09/2008
08/020 Chile - Export of Ruminant Intestines 14/08/2008
08/009 Laboratory Approval 4/06/2008
08/003 Norway: Animal Material & Animal Products 19/03/2008
08/002 Argentina - Certification of Foetal Bovine Serum 14/03/2008

2007

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
07/026 Argentina - Dirty Sheep Wool Exports 12/06/2007
07/024 Argentina - Bovine Serum and Bovine Foetal Serum for In-Vitro Use 5/06/2007
07/023 Argentina - Fishery Products for Human Consumption 5/06/2007

2006

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
06/029 European Union: Honey 1/09/2006
06/022 Korea: Export of Sliced Deer Velvet 21/07/2006

2004

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
04/062 Poultry Export Requirements (Gazette No.1367, published 28/10/04) 11/10/2004
04/058 Bovine Tuberculosis: Revised Requirements 11/08/2004

2003

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
03/033 Chile: Beef Cut Grading, Labelling, and Certification Requirements 19/03/2003
03/004 Chile: Hormonal Growth Promotants 9/01/2003

2002

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
02/124 Procedures for cattle from properties on the Taenia saginata disease surveillance Suspect List 19/12/2002
02/121 Hormonal Growth Promotants: Restricted Markets 18/12/2002
02/105 Inspection Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums 8/11/2002
02/104 Operational Requirements for Rabbits, Hares and Possums 8/11/2002
02/076 Export Certification: Cascade Type Meat Meal Driers 2/08/2002
02/055 Poultry - Amendments to Industry Standard 2 (Construction and Design) 6/06/2002
02/038 Loadout of Meat from Licensed/Approved Premises 24/04/2002
02/035 Implementation of IS 3, IAS 3, IS 6, IAS 6 and IS 8, IAS 8 23/04/2002
02/029 Argentina: Market Access - Specified Animal Products for Human Consumption. 8/04/2002
02/020 Chile: Listing of Premises - Meat and Meat Products and Game Meat and Game Meat Products 21/03/2002
02/018 Meat Meal: Export Certification 12/03/2002

2001

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
01/198 Regulatory Requirements: Specifications Clarifications; Complaints and Appeals Procedure: Animal Products Act 1999 (APA) and Meat Act 1981 21/12/2001
01/186 Laboratory Approval re Potable Water Testing at Domestic Premises and Cancellation of Circular 91/MP/25, 91/8/1. 12/12/2001
01/172 Import of Foreign Animal Material and Animal Products and Return To New Zealand of New Zealand Animal Material and Animal Products For Domestic Use or Export. (Note: clauses 4 and 5 amended by 08/036) 7/11/2001
01/152 Surveillance of Water 1/10/2001
01/111 Circular 89/MQ/76: Surveillance of Potable Water in Meat & Game Export Premises 11/07/2001
01/040 Shellfish Lot Numbering Systems 14/03/2001

2000

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
00/090 Labelling of Animal Materials and Animal Products 25/07/2000
00/081 Post Slaughter Management; Un-Validated Refrigeration Rooms or Processes 30/06/2000
00/065 Post Slaughter Management ? Process Hygiene Index (PHI) 12/05/2000
00/041 Control of Brands, Seals and Legend Bearing Packaging Materials in Export Establishments 27/03/2000
00/037 ASURE NZ: Quality System 20/03/2000
00/018 Absence of the Mandatory Inspection Service During Slaughter or Processing 24/02/2000

1999

IDSubject TitleDate of Issue
99/205 New Zealand Standard: Inspection and processing of Deer Pizzles, Tails, Sinews, Testicles and Velvet 2/12/1999
99/190 General Requirements for the Export of Meat, Game, Poultry and their Products 29/10/1999
99/185 Hand Held Steam Vacuum Devices (amendments) 19/10/1999
99/168 New Zealand Standard - Carcass Detain Facilities 4/10/1999
99/125 Export of Crab, Paua and Kina - Biotoxin Requirements 5/08/1999