Sanitary requirements for export of treated hides and skins of ungulates to the European Community
HA 2001 (amended November 1, 2011)

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II.1. have been obtained from animals that:

  • either - were slaughtered and their carcases are fit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation;
  • or - were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, after undergoing ante-mortem inspection, and were considered fit, as a result of such inspection, for slaughter for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation;
  • or - did not show any clinical signs of any disease communicable to humans or animals through the hide or skin, and were not killed to eradicate any epizootic disease;

Either

II.2. come from animals originate from a third country or, in the case of regionalisation in accordance with Union legislation, from a part of a third country listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2010(3) from which imports of fresh meat of the corresponding species are authorised and have been:

  • either dried;
  • or dry-salted or wet-salted for at least 14 days prior to dispatch;
  • or dry-salted or wet-salted on the following date space to insert date and according to the declaration of the transporter, the hides and skins will be transported by ship and the duration of transport will be such that they will have undergone a minimum of 14 days of salting before they reach the EU border inspection post;
  • or salted for seven days in sea salt with the addition of 2 % of sodium carbonate;
  • or salted in sea salt with the addition of 2 % of sodium carbonate on the following date space to insert date and according to the declaration of the transporter, the hides and skins will be transported by ship and the duration of transport will be such that they will have undergone a minimum of 7 days of salting before they reach the EU border inspection post.

Or

II.2.come from animals originate from a third country or, in the case of regionalisation in accordance with Union legislation, from a part of a third country listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 from which imports of fresh meat of the corresponding species are not authorised and have been:

  • either salted for seven days in sea salt with the addition of 2 % of sodium carbonate;
  • or salted in sea salt with the addition of 2 % of sodium carbonate on the following date space to insert date and according to the declaration of the transporter, the hides and skins will be transported by ship and the duration of transport will be such that they will have undergone a minimum of 7 days of salting before they reach the EU border inspection post;
  • or dried for 42 days at a temperature of at least 20 °C;

II.3. the consignment has not been in contact with other animal products or with live animals presenting a risk of spreading a serious transmissible disease.

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