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03.Approval for importation of meat and meat products

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(Except poultry meat and poultry productions)



Applications are available:

  • Veterinary Regulatory Affairs Division, Department of Animal Production and Health, Peradeniya.

Fee for the application:  Free of charged

Time of submission: From 8.30 a.m to 4.15 p.m weekdays

Service chargee: Free of charge

Duration takes at providing the service: 03 working days

Documents to be submitted for importation:

·         Application form

·         Proforma invoice

·         Processing procedure of the product.( For Processed meat)

·         Copy of the HACCP certificate of the processing plant. (For Processed meat)

·         Microbiological test report (As per the guideline given by Cordex alimentarius)

·         Copy of the Registration Certificate of the establishment/ plant at the local government.

·         Specimen of the International Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Government authority.

·         If country of export is different: Country of Origin Certificate


·         Specimen of International Veterinary Health Certificate issued                      


by  the Government authority.

Staff Officers in charge of the services:




contact No.



Veterinary surgeon

Meat & Meat Items(Lamb, Beef, Mutton, Pork) / Tallow/ Casing




0094812388120 ext 368



Alternatives or circumstances other than the above requirements and specific information: none

Specimen application (attach a specimen form):The elucidations on health coverage for importation� should be obtained when the application obtained.

Alternatives or circumstances other than the above requirements and specific information:For Beef import, the exporting country should be categorized as “Negiliagiable Risk Country”  by OIE .( World Animal Health Organization)  (

Organization Information

Department of Animal Production and Health

Department of Animal Production and Health
P.O.Box 13,
Sri Lanka

Dr.(Mrs) P.S. Fernando
Telephones:+94 81 2388195
Fax Nos:+94 81 2388619

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Last Updated On: 2023-03-15 05:08:41
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