Exporters & importers
To import pork and beef meat into the EU from the USA, a company must contract to purchase product produced in one of the EU approved slaughter and deboning facilities in the USA. The list of these facilities is included below and can be consulted at:
Beef and pork produced in the USA destined to the EU market has to be produced from cattle or hogs born, raised and slaughtered in the USA and that have been traced throughout their lives in the non-hormone treated cattle (NHTC) programme or Pork for the European Union (PFEU) program.
The NHTC and PFEU programmes can be consulted at:
The requirements for the slaughter and processing plants can be consulted at:
For information on various Tariff Quotas available for import of USA beef and bison to the EU, please see the following report from US Department of Agriculture:
U.S. Pork Importers
Authorised U.S. Pork Plants for E.U.
(listed in alphabetical order)
The US Industry
We take care of the quality and safety of US pork products sold to the world’s consumers.