11.7.3 Malaysia

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11.7.3.1 General information

The exporter/importer is responsible for obtaining an import permit from the Malaysian authorities.

11.7.3.2 Import prohibitions or restrictions

11.7.3.2.1 Import prohibitions

Beef - BSE: The importation of beef is prohibited.

11.7.3.2.2 Import restrictions

For poultry meat products derived from Halal or Muslim slaughter (M.S.) food animals, the establishment must be approved by the Malaysian authorities (see Annex B).

Refer to Annex 1 for the list of establishments approved to export pork and pork meat products to Malaysia.

11.7.3.3 Specific or additional inspection procedures

For meat products derived from Halal or M.S. food animals, the slaughter must be performed by a slaughterer authorized by an Islamic Society recognized by the Malaysian authorities. A list of recognized Islamic Societies is given in Annex C.

11.7.3.4 Additional certification

For meat products derived from Halal or M.S. food animals, the certificate shown in Annex A must be used. It can be signed only after Part 1 has been completed by a recognized Muslim association (see Annex C).

In cases where meats are processed in separate establishments, the establishment number of both the abattoir and the processing establishment must be stated on the Halal certificate.

11.7.3.5 Special packaging or marking requirements

  1. The shipping containers must bear the word Halal or the letters M.S. (Muslim slaughter).
  2. The export stamp must appear on shipping containers.

11.7.3.6 Other requirements

Nil

See a CFIA inspector to obtain certificates

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