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