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Mainly frozen beef (CN 0202) is also exported to Hong Kong. The data below shows the scale of exports from EU countries in 2020-2022 in kilograms.

Tab. 1 – export from EU countries (CN 0202)1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The leading exporters of frozen beef among EU countries in 2022 include Ireland (with exports of 1,710 tons), Poland (659 tons) and the Netherlands (313 tons).

Country202020212022
Austria41,28846,31819,435
Belgium242,75074,01592,601
Croatia6,764
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark296,12897,28680,568
Estonia
Finland0,013
France814,976649,09065,156
Germany1,291,410559,9870,014
Greece2,276
Hungary
Irleland7,521,9108,467,0081,710,290
Italy2,282,187911,62049,814
Lithuania
Netherlands1,661,4481,667,034313,123
Poland4,290,9503,761,456659,435
Portugal0,049165,00651,950
Romania
Slovenia42,949
Spain1,576,117592,02178,403
Sweden25,00033,322
Total20,089,45117,030,9273,120,789

For European Union countries authorized to export to the Hong Kong market, it is sufficient that the plant is approved for EU trade without the obligation to separately approve the plant for export to the Hong Kong market. Moreover, if the country is the exporting country, it must use raw materials (i.e. animals, meat) exclusively from Member States eligible for export to that market in the production of products destined for shipment to the Hong Kong market. The list of these countries is provided by the Hong Kong Food Safety Centre available at: http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/import/import_icfsg_04a.html.

The exceptions are countries such as Greece or Finland, where approval by Hong Kong services covers only plants, and not the entire territory of these countries.

Beef shipments to Hong Kong must be transported under appropriate refrigeration conditions. Chilled meat should be transported at a temperature of 0°C to 4°C. On the other hand, frozen meat should be kept at a minimum temperature of -18°C inside the block. These temperature requirements apply to each batch of meat and regardless of the amount of meat transported.