ATTENTION ALL SHIPPERS
FDA NO LONGER ISSUES EU EXPORT CERTIFICATES FOR FISH/AQUACULTURE PRODUCTS AND LIVE/RAW MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH
Establishments seeking EU Export Certificates for these products should contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seafood Inspection Program (NOAA SIP).
In the FEDERAL REGISTER of February 11, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a guidance document entitled "Guidance for Industry: Referral Program from the Food and Drug Administration to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seafood Inspection Program for the Certification of Fish and Fishery Products for Export to the European Union and the European Free Trade Association." The guidance provided information for seafood processors and other entities that are interested in obtaining export certificates for fish or fishery products that are to be shipped to the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). FDA also announced that it intended to stop issuing EU Export Certificates after June 17, 2009.
Establishments seeking EU Export Certificates should contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seafood Inspection Program (NOAA SIP). Contact information for the NOAA SIP can be found in the Appendix of the guidance document.
ESTABLISHMENTS WISHING TO EXPORT FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS TO THE EU AND EFTA STILL NEED TO APPLY TO FDA FOR INCLUSION ON THE EU EXPORT CERTIFICATE LIST.
- Guidance and Protocol for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff: Certification of Fish and Fishery Products for Export to the European Union and European Free Trade Association Draft Guidance January 2008