Eligible Countries

World Steak Challenge is open to all steak-producing and processing companies whether trading nationally or internationally, such as:

  • Beef producers
  • Cattle farmers and ranchers
  • Beef processors
  • Steak brands
  • Beef wholesalers
  • Retailers on behalf of producers

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

If the meat is from any country in the EU or EEA you can enter. If it is from any other part of the world, please be aware that the meat must come from an EU-established (slaughterhouse, cutting plants, cold stores).

Countries outside the EU that can enter:

Argentina*, Australia, Brazil*, Botswana*, Belize, Canada, Chile, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Cuba, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Island of Man, Japan, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Mexico, Namibia*, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Serbia, Eswatini*, United States, Uruguay.

*These countries have further restrictions on area. Please refer to Annex XIII Part 2 here

  • The full list of third countries for entry into the EU for can be found in Annex XIII here
  • All suppliers exporting to the EU must be registered on the ‘Establishment Amendments Lists’ on TRACES NT. Details on how to do this can be found here
  • The TRANCES NT portal can be found here
  • Any meat imported must meet EU legislation including hygiene and traceability requirements and have all certificates needed to enter the Netherlands - full regulations are here
  • Details on what is needed for veterinary import to the Netherlands can be found here

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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, and regulations can change at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca George rebecca.george@wrbm.com or telephone +44 (0) 1293 610422