This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Complex tests delay UK imports of poultry meat and egg to the United States

in United States

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK exporters of poultry products to the United States. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has a lengthy process to allow imports of poultry meat and egg products into the United States. The application procedure is complex and contains multiple steps where several US departments are involved.

This may prove burdensome for UK exporters of poultry products looking to develop market share in the United States.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Food and drink



Date reported

29 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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