Countries that can enter

We would like to take entries from all countries into the World Steak Challenge. However, we have to follow the EU legislation with regard to import.

If the meat is from any country in the EU you can enter.

If you are from any other part of the world, be aware that the meat must come from an EU approved plant. Click on the country below to see the EU approved plants for each one.
Please be aware certain countries are restricted to import from certain areas and these are also listed below.

Any meat imported must meet EU legislation including hygiene and traceability requirements.

If you have any questions, contact Ellie on ellie.ray@wrbm.com or telephone 01293 846608 to see if you are eligible to enter.

More information can be found here on The International Meat Trade Association website.

 

 

List of Countries Must be from the following area
Andorra
Argentina The Provinces of: Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Corrientes (except the departments of Berón de Astrada, Capital, Empedrado, General Paz, Itati, Mbucuruyá, San Cosme and San Luís del Palmar) Entre Ríos, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Part of Neuquén (excluding territory included below), Part of Río Negro (excluding territory included in below), San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe, Tucuman, Cordoba, La Pampa, Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy and Salta, excluding the buffer area of 25 Km from the border with Bolivia and Paraguay that extends from the Santa Catalina District in the Province of Jujuy, to the Laishi District in the Province of Formosa , Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego, Corrientes: the departments of Berón de Astrada, Capital, Empedrado, General Paz, Itati, Mbucuruyá, San Cosme and San Luís del Palmar, Part of Río Negro (except: in Avellaneda the zone located north of the Provincial road 7 and east of the Provincial road 250, in Conesa the zone located east of the Provincial road 2, in El Cuy the zone located north of the Provincial road 7 from its intersection with the Provincial road 66 to the border with the Department of Avellaneda, and in San Antonio the zone located east of the Provincial roads 250 and 2) Part of Neuquén (except in Confluencia the zone located east of the Provincial road 17, and in Picun Leufú the zone located east of the Provincial road 17)
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Botswana The veterinary disease control zones 3c, 4b, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 18
Brazil State of Minas Gerais, State of Espírito Santo; State of Goiás; State of Mato Grosso; State of Rio Grande Do Sul, State of Mato Grosso Do Sul (except for the designated high surveillance zone of 15 Km from the external borders in the municipalities of Porto Murtinho, Caracol, Bela Vista, Antônio João, Ponta Porã, Aral Moreira, Coronel Sapucaia, Paranhos, Sete Quedas, Japorã, and Mundo Novo and the designated high surveillance zone in the municipalities of Corumbá and Ladário). State of Santa Catarina, States of Paraná and São Paulo
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Macedonia
Montenegro
Namibia South of the cordon fences which extend from Palgrave Point in the west to Gam in the east
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Paraguay Whole country except for the designated high surveillance zone of 15 Km from the external borders
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Cyprus
Romania
Serbia
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Swaziland An area west of the ‘red line’ fences which extends northwards from the river Usutu to the frontier with South Africa west of Nkalashane, The veterinary foot and mouth surveillance and vaccination control areas as gazetted as a Statutory Instrument under legal notice number 51 of 2001
Sweden
Switzerland
UK
United States
Uruguay

Legislation for the above comes from ref 206/2010 – this can be found here 

Please be aware that while we provide a high level summary on this page you should also check regulations and requirements if you are unsure.