Macau Market Fully Opens to U.S. Beef Dec. 14, 2015
Effective November 7, 2015, the full range of U.S. beef products gained market access to the Macau Special Administrative Region. Effective immediately, U.S. beef shipments may be shipped to Macau as a transshipment through Hong Kong with a Hong Kong designated FSIS health certificate or directly to Macau with a Macau designated FSIS health certificate. In 2014, Macau imported $8.7 million of U.S. beef products, representing 28 percent of the market share.
Prior to November 7, 2015, Macau only allowed market access for bone-in U.S. beef products originating from animals under 30 months of age and boneless beef from animals regardless of age. Following recent negotiations that opened the market to bone-in beef products derived from cattle over 30 months of age as well as ground beef and offal, regardless of age, Macau has granted full market access for U.S. beef products. Export requirements for eligible beef shipments to Macau can be found on the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service Export Library website. Mechanically separated meat, lean finely textured beef (LFTB), scrap meat, trimmings or other pieces (whether with or without bone) from skeletal muscle indistinguishable from beef trimmings, and product from advanced meat recovery systems remain ineligible for export to Macau.
Eligible U.S. beef products can continue to be shipped to Macau as a transshipment through Hong Kong with a Hong Kong designated FSIS health certificates or by direct shipment to Macau with a Macau designated FSIS health certificate (see appendix for FSIS Form 9060-5 and Letterhead Certificate 2360-9 reference documents).
The U.S. is the second largest supplier of beef products to Macau. In 2014, Macau imported $8.7 million of U.S. beef products, representing 28 percent of the market share.
Macau Import Statistics
Commodity: _PSD BEEF, _PSD BEEF
Annual Series: 2010 - 2014, Year To Date: 09/2014 & 09/2015
United States Million Dollars
Year To Date