In case the establishment name and number do not appear on the list, exporters are advised to contact the CFIA area or regional office.
Importers and exporters are fully responsible to comply with chemical, toxicological, microbiological and radiological standards of Ukraine which may differ from Canadian standards.
Ukrainian authorities have advised that detailed requirements can be found in Administrative Order No16 of 03.11.98: Concerning the approval of the mandatory minimum list of tests on raw material, animal and plant origin products, raw matter for combined feeds, combined feeds, vitamin preparations and other, to be performed in State veterinary medicine laboratories and to be used as a ground for issuing a veterinary certificate (F-2).
Shipments will be subjected to import testing when inspection is conducted upon arrival in Ukraine to verify compliance.
Production controls and inspection requirements
It is the responsibility of the operator of the exporting establishment to ensure that only meat products manufactured in accordance with Ukrainian requirements are exported to Ukraine.
Operators of establishments listed in Annex 1 - List of Establishments Approved to Export to Ukraine, where eligible and non-eligible products are handled, must have written procedures in place that will ensure that non-eligible products can be distinguished from those that are eligible through receiving, processing, shipping and distribution.
The written procedures must be reviewed and found satisfactory by the CFIA inspector-in-charge. Inspectors are then responsible for monitoring the operator's controls to ensure that they are adequately followed.
The Ukrainian authorities reserve the right to inspect approved establishments at any time. Should the inspection reveal that the situation at the establishments is not in conformity with the Ukrainian requirements, the Ukrainian authorities will suspend export privileges of the establishment.
In the case of beef products and ready-to-eat meat products, the certification requires the identification of an approved storage establishment. Until storages are approved by Ukrainian authorities and added to the list of approved establishments, the products intended for export must be stored at the producing establishment.