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European Union (EU) - Animal Products FOR Human Consumption - Untreated Animal Byproducts for the production in the EU of gelatin and/or collagen for human consumption

CHAPTER 43 MODEL ANIMAL HEALTH/OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE AND COLLAGEN INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (MODEL RCG)

This certificate may only be utilized if dated on or before June 15, 2022, and if the certified consignment will clear into the EU prior to September 15, 2022.

The RCG is only available at this time for fish-origin materials.  Currently materials derived from non-fish species would have to be “treated” prior to being exported on the TCG in order to be utilized in the EU (or after transiting the EU) for the manufacture of gelatin/collagen for human consumption.  For information on the TCG, please go back to the previous page and select the applicable link.

The “Annex III: MODEL CERTIFICATE FOR THE TRANSIT THROUGH THE UNION, IMMEDIATE TRANSIT OR AFTER STORAGE, FOR RAW MATERIALS OR TREATED RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE/COLLAGEN FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION” previously available for consignments transiting the European Union (EU) is no longer accepted by the EU.  Therefore, the “CHAPTER 43 MODEL ANIMAL HEALTH/OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE AND COLLAGEN INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (MODEL RCG)” is now required whether the consignment is:

  • Being imported into the EU (i.e., a “for internal use” shipment); or
  • Transiting (without storage) the EU; and
  • Transiting (with storage) the EU. 

Facilities must be listed by APHIS for this certificate prior to endorsement of the certificate.   Please contact your  Veterinary Services service center for details on how to request required listing and certificate.

The RCG may only be used for materials that have not been processed in any way (other than cutting or cooling). Materials that have been processed in any way (other than cutting or cooling) would have to be exported with the TCG if they are going to (or transiting) the EU for the manufacture of gelatine/collagen for human consumption.

Please note facilities exporting on this certificate must not only be listed as eligible on the internal APHIS database but also be listed on the EU’s TRACES-NT website in the “RCG Raw materials for the production of gelatine and collagen” section, which is available on the EU’s website:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/tracesnt/directory/publication/establishment/index#!/search?sort=country.translation

General Guidance for the Completion of Part I of the RCG and TCG - April 2022 (pdf 890kb)

Select the appropriate version of the certificate below.

Fish-origin materials:

  • Dispatch

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 225kb)

 

  • Transit with storage

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 241kb)

 

  • Transit without storage

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 237kb)

 

 


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