General Guidelines to Importers and Exporters: Requirements for Applications to Import and Export Fish
GUIDELINES TO IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS:
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATIONS TO IMPORT AND EXPORT FISH
Version: 31 January 2021
The trade in fish is regulated by a range of agencies. The Fisheries Division regulates the trade in live, fresh, chilled and frozen fish or primarily processed fish (includes fish that are live, fresh, chilled or frozen; fish meat that is fresh, chilled or frozen, or crustaceans and molluscs that are live, fresh, chilled or frozen) based only on fisheries management considerations. Stringent fisheries management initiatives at both the national and international levels require that the Fisheries Division enhances the system for collection of fish trade data and information. In this regard, the following information is required when submitting your import /export application for approval.
“fish”” means any aquatic organism or part thereof, including any bony or cartilaginous fish, shellfish, marine turtle, mollusc, crustacean, cnidarian, echinoderm, marine mammal or marine algae at any stage of their development;
VALIDITY OF IMPORT AND EXPORT LICENCES
The validity of import licences, including Minister’s Licence for Duty Relief, is six (6) months. The validity of export licences is three (3) months.
We appreciate your cooperation with our efforts to meet international standards for import/export of fish. If further information is required please contact the Fisheries Division at the above-listed numbers.