Published on December 04, 2020

Chile opens its doors again for the export of Colombian beef


After verifying the conditions related to the restitution of Colombia's status against foot and mouth disease, the Chilean health authority confirmed that beef exports to Chile can be reactivated.

Chile extended the authorizations of establishments authorized to export beef to Chile.

The Agricultural and Livestock Service of Chile -SAG lifted the restriction implemented for bovine meat exports, after verifying the conditions that allowed the restitution of Colombia's status against the Foot and Mouth Disease by the World Organization for Animal Health - OIE.

As of today, exports of bovine meat to Chile may be resumed from the following establishments:

  • Colanta Cooperative - Frigocolanta S.A
  • Alimentos Carnicos S.A.S
  • Colbeef S.A.S
  • Red c├írnica S.A.S

It is important to emphasize that the SAG granted an extension for the qualifications of these establishments, which expired in December 2020, this taking into account the current conditions around the pandemic, and reported that once they improve, will make visits for renewal.

Thus, the National Institute of Food and Drug Surveillance - Invima, will coordinate with the SAG the qualification of new establishments that are interested in exporting beef to Chile.

For the development of exports, the sanitary requirements of the norms established by Colombia and Chile must be complied with, especially those related to the certification of cuts according to the Chilean Meat Law, which must be carried out by a certifying company endorsed in the SAG registry.

Invima, in its capacity as sanitary authority, will continue working in the opening of new markets of interest for the productive sectors of the country, which translates into greater opportunities for Colombian businessmen, within the framework of the policy of Sanitary Diplomacy of the Presidency of the Republic.

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