Macao Opens Doors to Bone-in Beef27 August 2013
MACAO – The Macao government, which has been accepting US boneless and boned beef from Hong Kong since the start of the month, has now started to accept bone-in product.
Approval has been extended to bone-in beef products from cattle under 30 months and boneless beef from cattle of all ages,according to the the USDA.
All Shipments must be accompanied with FSIS health certificates.
Hong Kong, the main source of Macao beef products, opened its markets to under 30 months bone-in beef products and any age boneless products in February.
A USDA spokesperson said: “Macau traders generally obtain U.S. beef shipments via Hong Kong and while there continues to be no official protocol between Macau and FSIS to issue health certificates directly for the Special Administrative Region, Macau accepts shipments accompanied by FSIS health certificates issued for Hong Kong.”
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