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Brazil – Export requirements for fish and seafood

Eligible/Ineligible product



Canada is currently in negotiation with Brazil for export certification of cultured aquatic animals and for export certification of fish oils intended for human consumption.

Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country


Processing establishments must appear on the list of Canadian establishments approved for export to Brazil (in Portuguese, English and Spanish).

This list is now administered by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).

Procedure to add, update or exclude a processing establishment on the list of Canadian establishments approved for export to Brazil

Label registration

Documentation requirements


Brazil has indicated that all the information on the certificate, including the first page and description of the product (in particular the information in the fields Means of Transport, Conditions for transport/storage and Description of the product, Type of packaging and Number of packages), must be in Portuguese. Where applicable, information on the first page should appear in both English (or French) and Portuguese. The exporter is responsible for providing this information in both English (or French) and Portuguese to the CFIA. The exporter remains responsible for the accuracy of the Portuguese translation provided at the time of request for certification.

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