Nicaragua: Additional Guidance for Rejected Pork and Chicken Meat Shipments

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NU2024-0010
The Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Protection and Health enforces a unique interpretation of a regional technical food safety regulation for imported meat that occasionally results in rejections of U.S. pork and chicken meat shipments. This report provides guidance to U.S. exporters interested in shipping rejected cargo back to the United States, often for re-inspection and export to another destination. National regulatory authorities ultimately decide if a shipment may (re)enter a country, but this guidance represents the accumulated experience of FAS/Managua supporting U.S. exporters in this situation.

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