GI 2.3 Seafood and Aquatic Products

Category Import
Picture GI 2.3 Seafood and Aquatic Products
Summary Import process for seafood and products of aquatic origin.

To import fish and aquatic products, the importer must be registered as a Foreign Trade Operator [P1] and as a user of the Single Electronic Window [P2]. You must obtain a sanitary license [P5.3]. The customs clearance operation [P9] consists of the customs broker submitting electronically via the Single Electronic Window (JUE) the following documents - Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading (or Bill of Entry or Air waybill), Bordereaux of Transfer, commercial bank commitment term, and sanitary license. The system issues a payment advice, and the importer pays the fees and duties. Customs agents do a document check (which can be done before the goods arrive) and confirm the value, customs position etc. The goods are then physically examined, including non-intrusive inspection. If everything is in order, a definitive exit script is issued. Upon arrival at the importer's premises, officials of the National Institute of Fish Inspection will issue a definitive sanitary license allowing the sale of the products.


The following form/s are used in this procedure

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