Aquatic animal export: certification requirements for Taiwan
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The following certificates are available:
- Aquatic Animal Health and Sanitary Certificate for the Export of Live Finfish, their Viable Gametes and Fertilized Eggs for Human Consumption from Canada to Taiwan (AQAH-1034)
- Aquatic Animal Health for the Export of Live Finfish, their Viable Gametes and Fertilized Eggs for Aquaculture or Breeding from Canada to Taiwan (AQAH-1041)
- Certificate (AQAH-1034) only applies to the export of live Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) or their germplasm for purposes of human consumption.
- The commodity for (AQAH-1034) requires sampling.
- Certificate (AQAH-1041) only applies to the export of live Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) for aquaculture or breeding.
- The commodity for (AQAH-1041) requires sampling.
- Taiwan has aquatic animal health requirements for imports for certain species of live aquatic animals (shrimp, prawn, crayfish, abalone and all finfish) and uneviscerated finfish products for human consumption of the following species:
- Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis)
- Silver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)
- Crucian carp (Carassius carassius)
- Whitefish (Coregonus spp.)
- Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
- Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
- Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
- Orfe (Leuciscus idus)
- Australian bass (Macquaria australasica)
- Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
- Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.)
- American yellow perch (Perca fluviatilis)
- Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
- Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
- Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)
- Tench (Tinca tinca)
For these specific commodities, until such time as a certificate that includes aquatic animal health requirements is available, shipments exported without an aquatic animal health certificate may be detained in Taiwan.
- There may be existing certificates or additional information from the Fish and Seafood program. However, for the specific commodities above, an aquatic animal health certificate is required.
- Please note that Taiwan has notified that imports of aquatic animal genetically modified organism's (GMO's) and their products are not permitted at this time. As a result, aquatic animal GMO's (including live salmonids, their gametes or germplasm) or their products are not eligible for export to Taiwan.
- There are revised export requirements for live glass eels and eel fry destined for Taiwan. An aquatic animal health export certificate is no longer required for exports of the following Anguilla spp. imported to Taiwan for aquaculture or breeding purposes:
- An aquatic animal health export certificate is still required for exports of live adult eels and young eels (fewer than 500 animals per kilogram) of Anguilla spp. to Taiwan for aquaculture or breeding purposes. Anyone who intends to ship these aquatic animals to Taiwan for aquaculture or breeding purposes should contact their CFIA Area Office before shipping to arrange for certification. It remains the responsibility of the exporter to verify prior to exporting any consignment to ensure they meet all requirements of the importing country.
- To request an export certificate outlined above or if you require any other information on aquatic animal health export certification, please contact your CFIA Area Office.
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