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European Union (EU) - Export requirements for fish and seafood

IMPORTANT NOTE: The export requirements library outlines destination country requirements you need to meet when exporting. They include conditions the Canadian government has accepted for issuing export certificates. Their purpose is to facilitate access to overseas markets for Canadian exporters.

The destination country requirements provided below are based on information available to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) at the time of posting. You should confirm product requirements with the importer and the competent foreign authorities before commencing full scale production for export to a foreign market. The CFIA assumes no liability for the accuracy of this information.

Before you export your products, check for changes to regulatory or commercial requirements. You are responsible for ensuring that your exports comply with applicable Canadian requirements and those of the importing country.

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Eligible/ineligible product

EU export certificates for fish and seafood refer to a list of Harmonized System (HS) code(s) which cover the types of aquatic animals and their products which can be certified using the certificates identified in this document. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the product being exported will be covered by the certificates issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The list of HS codes includes: 0301, 0302, 0303, 0304, 0305, 0306, 0307, 0308, 0511, 1504, 1516, 1518, 1603, 1604, 1605 and 2106.

Eligible

Ineligible

Note: Chinese scallops that are transformed (scallop adductor muscle), wild caught (not from aquaculture), with certain anatomic limitation (roe-off), and with certain fishing conditions, are eligible so long as all relevant hygienic practices, including microbiological and biotoxin testing requirements for LBM (as defined in the EU legislation), are met. Live and unprocessed whole scallops from China cannot enter the EU.

Public Health related export requirements – apply to all exports to the EU

1. Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country

Establishments

Note: DG-SANTE has added the letter "F" as a suffix to the old registration number/unique establishment identifier of certain registered fish processing establishments appearing on the list of Canadian exporters approved for the EU. This was necessary because these fish processing establishments shared the same old registration number/unique establishment identifier with other Canadian establishments appearing on lists of establishments approved to export other commodities, such as dairy products, to the EU. This suffix was added only for the purpose of maintaining the list. Exporters can maintain their label as is and do not need to add the "F" to the information recorded on the certificate.

Procedure to update EU approval lists

Note: All additions, amendments and deletions will be forwarded to the EU for approval. The approval process takes approximately one (1) month, but time frames may vary depending upon circumstances beyond the control of the CFIA. If an establishment currently included on any EU approval list undergoes a name change and/or a registration number change, the documentation and labelling must identify the old registration or export licence number and legal name, as recorded on the EU approval list, until such time as the list is officially amended.

Effective dates for additions, deletions and modifications to EU approval lists

Additions
Modifications
Deletions

2. Product specifications

Microbiological requirements

Ready-to-eat (RTE) fish and seafood products Table Note 1
Criteria n Table Note 2 c Table Note 3 m Table Note 4 M Table Note 5
Listeria monocytogenes 5 0 100 -
Cooked crustaceans and molluscan shellfish Table Note 7
Criteria n Table Note 2 c Table Note 3 m Table Note 4 M Table Note 5
Salmonella 5 0 Absence in 25 g -
Escherichia coli Table Note 8 5 2 1 10
Coagulase staphylococci positive Table Note 8 5 2 100 1000
Live bivalve molluscs
Criteria n Table Note 2 c Table Note 3 m Table Note 4 M Table Note 5
Salmonella 5 0 Absence in 25 g Table Note 9 -
Escherichia coli Table Note 10 5 0 230 / 100 g Table Note 11 -

Parasites

Maximum levels for chemical contaminants

Permitted additives (excluding colouring agents and sweeteners)
Additive Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (ppm)
Benzoic or Sorbic Acid Table Note 12 Semi-preserved fish products including fish roe 2000
Benzoic or Sorbic Acid Table Note 12 Cooked shrimp 2000
Benzoic or Sorbic Acid Table Note 12 Salted, dried fish 200
Sulphites Table Note 13 Dried, salted fish of Gadidae species 200
Sulphites Table Note 13 Fresh and frozen cephalopods 150
Sulphites Table Note 13

Crustaceans of the families Penaeidae, Soleneridae and Aristedae

  • up to 80 units
150
Sulphites Table Note 13

Crustaceans of the families Penaeidae, Soleneridae and Aristedae

  • between 80 and 120 units
200
Sulphites Table Note 13

Crustaceans of the families Penaeidae, Soleneridae and Aristedae

  • over 120 units
300
Sulphites Table Note 13

Crustaceans of the families Penaeidae, Soleneridae and Aristedae

  • cooked
50
Sulphites Table Note 13 Fresh and frozen crustaceans not included above 150
Phosphates Table Note 14 Surimi 1000
Phosphates Table Note 14 Frozen fillets of unprocessed fish Table Note 15 5000
Phosphates Table Note 14 Frozen molluscan shellfish (excluding scallop meats) 5000
Phosphates Table Note 14 Frozen crustaceans 5000
Phosphates Table Note 14 Fish and crustacean pastes 5000
Calcium disodium EDTA Canned and bottled fish, frozen crustaceans and molluscs 75
Boric Acid Caviar (sturgeon's eggs) 4.0
Citrates Unprocessed fish, crustaceans and molluscs GMP Table Note 16
Nitrates Pickled herring and sprat 200
Sorbitol, Mannitol, Isomalt, Maltitol, Lactitol, Xylitol Frozen unprocessed fish, crustaceans, molluscs and cephalopods (for purposes other than sweetening). GMP Table Note 16
Mercury
Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (ppm)
  • Sharks (all species)
  • Tuna (Thunnus spp.)
  • Little tuna (Euthynnus spp.)
  • Bonito (Sarda spp.)
  • Plain bonito (Orcynopsis unicolor)
  • Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
  • Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus)
  • Marlin (Makaira spp.)
  • Eel (Anguilla spp.)
  • Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
  • Sturgeon (Acipenser spp.)
  • Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
  • Redfish (Sebastes marinus, Sebastes mentella)
  • Blue ling (Molva dipterygia)
  • Atlantic catfish (Anarhichas lupus)
  • Pike (Esox lucius)
  • Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnes coelolepis)
  • Rays (Raja spp.)
  • Scabbardfishes (Lepidopus caudatus, Aphanopus carbo)
  • Anglerfish (Lophius spp.)
  • Emperor or Orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)
  • Bonito (Sarda sarda)
  • Grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris)
  • Plain bonito (Orcynopsis unicolor)
  • Snake mackerel or Butterfish (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum, Ruvettus pretiosus, Gempylus serpens)
1.0 Table Note 17
Other species of fish not mentioned above 0.5 Table Note 18
Lead
Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (ppm)
Muscle meat of fish 0.3
Crustaceans, excluding brown meat of crab 0.5
Bivalve molluscs 1.5
Cephalopods (without viscera) 1.0
Cadmium
Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (ppm)
Muscle meat of fish (excluding those listed below) 0.05

Muscle meat of:

  • Bonito (Sarda sarda)
  • Common two banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris)
  • Eel (Anguilla anguilla)
  • European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)
  • Grey mullet (Mugil labrosus labrosus)
  • Horse mackerel or Scad (Trachurus trachurus)
  • Louvar or Luvar (Luvarus imperialis)
  • Sardine (Sardina pilcardus)
  • Sardinops (Sardinops species)
  • Tuna (Thunnus spp. and Euthynnys species)
  • Wedge sole (Dicologoglossa cuneata)
0.1
Muscle meat of bullet tuna (Auxis species) 0.2

Muscle meat of:

  • Anchovy (Engraulis species)
  • Swordfish (Xiphius gladius)
0.3

Crustaceans, excluding:

  • brown meat of crab
  • head and thorax meat of lobster and similar large crustaceans (Nephropidae and Palinuridae)
0.5
Bivalve molluscs 1.0
Cephalopods (without viscera) 1.0
Dioxin and PCBs
Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted – Sum of dioxins Table Note 19 Maximum level permitted – Sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs Table Note 20 Maximum level permitted – Sum of PCB congeners Table Note 21

Muscle meat Table Note 22 of fish and seafood excluding the following:

  • wild caught eel
  • wild caught fresh water fish with the exception of diadromous fish species caught in fresh water
  • fish liver and derived products
  • marine oils
3.5 pg/g (wet weight) 6.5 pg/g (wet weight) 75 ng/g (wet weight)
Muscle meat of wild caught eels (Anguilla anguilla), and products thereof 3.5 pg/g (wet weight) 10.0 pg/g (wet weight) 300 ng/g (wet weight)
Muscle meat of wild caught fresh water fish, excluding diadromous fish species caught in fresh water, and products thereof 3.5 pg/g (wet weight) 6.5 pg/g (wet weight) 125 ng/g (wet weight)
Fish liver and product derived thereof, with the exception of fish oil 20.0 pg/g (wet weight) 200 ng/g (wet weight)
Fish oil intended for human consumption 1.75 pg/g (fat) 6.0 pg/g (fat) 200 ng/g (fat)
Histamines
Applicable fish products Number of samples Average maximum level permitted (ppm) Table Note 23 Absolute maximum level permitted (ppm Table Note 24

Fish species of the following families Table Note 25:

  • Scombridae
  • Clupeidae
  • Engraulidae
  • Coryphaenidae
9 100 200
Shellfish toxins
Toxin Maximum level permitted
Paralytic shellfish poison (saxitoxin) 80 µg / 100 g
Amnesic shellfish poison (domoic acid) 20 µg / g
Diarrheic shellfish poison (okadaic acid) 160 µg / kg Table Note 26
3.75 mg / kg Table Note 27
160 µg / kg Table Note 28
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (µg/kg):
Benzo(a)pyrene
Maximum level permitted (µg/kg):
Sum of benzo(a)pyrene, benz(a)anthracene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, and chrysene
Oils and fats intended for direct human consumption or use as an ingredient in food Table Note 29 2.0 10.0
Muscle meat of smoked fish and smoked fishery products, excluding products listed below Table Note 30 2.0 12.0
Smoked sprats and canned smoked sprats (Sprattus sprattus) 5.0 30.0
Bivalve molluscs (fresh, chilled, or frozen) 5.0 30.0
Bivalve molluscs (smoked) 6.0 35.0

Maximum levels for therapeutants and antibiotics

Drug residues
Substance Applicable fish products Maximum level permitted (ppm)
Sulphonamide group Table Note 31 Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1 Table Note 32
Trimethoprim Table Note 31 Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.05
Amoxicillin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.05
Ampicillin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.05
Benzylpenicillin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.05
Cloxacillin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.3
Dicloxacillin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.3
Oxacillin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.3
Danofloxacin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Difloxacin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.3
Enrofloxacin
(sum of enrofloxacin and ciprofloxacin)
Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Flumequine Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of fin fish 0.6
Oxolinic Acid Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of fin fish 0.1
Sarafloxacin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of Salmonidae 0.03
Erythromycin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.2
Tilmicosin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of all fish and seafood 0.05
Tylosin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Florfenicol Table Note 31 Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of fin fish 1.0
Chlortetracycline
(sum of parent drug and its 4-epimer)
Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Oxytetracyclin Table Note 31
(sum of parent drug and its 4-epimer)
Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Tetracycline Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Lincomycin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.1
Neomycin
(including framycetin)
Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.5
Paromomycin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.5
Spectinomycin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.3
Azagly-nafarelin Salmonidae Not subject to MRL
Colistin Muscle tissue of all fish and seafood 0.15
Deltamethrin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of fin fish 0.01
Cypermethrin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of Salmonidae 0.05
Diflubenzuron Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of Salmonidae 1.0
Teflubenzuron Table Note 31 Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of Salmonidae 0.5
Azamethipos Salmonidae Not subject to MRL
Emamectin Muscle Table Note 33 tissue of Salmonidae 0.1
Bronopol
(for use only on farmed fertilised eggs)
Salmonidae Not subject to MRL
Somatosalm Salmon Not subject to MRL
Tricaine mesilate Table Note 31
(for water-borne use only)
Fin fish Not subject to MRL
Tosylchloramide sodium
(for water-borne use only)
Fin fish Not subject to MRL
Formaldehyde Table Note 31 All fish and seafood Not subject to MRL
Hydrogen Peroxide All fish and seafood Not subject to MRL

3. EU traceability requirements related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

Obtaining a Catch Certificate

Fish processed from imported raw materials for export to the EU

Exports to third countries which will subsequently be exported to the EU

Personal consignments of products of animal origin

Sport-caught fish from recognized British Columbia sport fish lodges in excess of twenty (20) kilograms

Raw sport-caught fish (frozen steaks and fillets)

Processed sport-caught fish (canned, smoked or other preparations)

Certification of aquatic animals and products of those aquatic animals which were imported into Canada and then further exported to the EU

4. Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

Additional labelling and packaging requirements for live bivalve molluscs

Note: Different EU member states may have additional requirements. Exporters should contact their buyers to determine if there are any additional country-specific requirements applied to live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates or marine gastropods exported from Canada.

5. Documentation requirements

The EU health certificate will be issued electronically through TRACES NT by the CFIA. The certificate will be submitted electronically to the EU when issued by the CFIA. If a paper copy is required for record purposes, a copy can be printed from TRACES NT by the exporter.

It is the responsibility of the Canadian exporter to ensure that the proper EU documentation, that meets the requirements of the entry border control post (BCP), has been issued prior to their aquatic animals and products being exported from Canada. Aquatic animals or products of aquatic animals for which export certificates are requested for export to the EU must still be in Canada at the time when the certificate is signed and issued in TRACES NT.

Certificate names as indicated in TRACES NT

The applicant must select the EU model certificate that corresponds to the product intended for export by selecting the appropriate HS code and then completing Part I. Please ensure the certificate you choose from TRACES NT has the exact name as the certificates below. If the certificate named below cannot be found, please contact your local CFIA office.

The new EU certificate contain 2 Parts in TRACES NT. Part I is to be completed by the applicant and is completed in TRACES NT. Part II of the certificate must be completed by the CFIA.

Part II of the certificate, where the attestations are located, is made up of both public health and animal health attestations. When only the public health attestations apply, a CFIA inspector can sign the certificate. If both public health and animal health attestations apply, then only a CFIA veterinary inspector can sign the certificate. This does not apply to the following certificate, which is signed by inspectors:

When the applicant is ready to submit their certificate request to the CFIA, the applicant will need to include the EU reference IMSOC number (Box I.2.a of Part I of the certificate) with their export certificate request in order for the CFIA to retrieve the certificate in TRACES NT.

The applicant must clearly identify in the export certificate request form, by clicking the appropriate box, if they have additional information to follow, such as the container number or flight details, etc. The export certificate and the request form must be as complete as possible when submitted to the CFIA.

Requesting an export certificate

The Request for Export Certification to the EU – TRACES NT– Fish and Seafood form is available at the following link: Request for Export Certification to the EU – TRACES NT – Fish and Seafood - Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The following information must be provided by the applicant when requesting an export certificate:

Indicate whether the request is for:

The applicant must indicate their name, SFC Licence number and the unique identifier number (if applicable) of the establishment.

The request form must also contain the following information:

Determining if Animal Health requirements apply to the aquatic animals or products of aquatic animals being exported

The applicant or exporter must be able to determine if the aquatic animals or products of those aquatic animals to be exported to the EU will be required to meet animal health requirements. The following Table To Determine By "Fish Species" and "End Use" Declared in Box I-20 If Aquatic Animal Health Requirements Apply To Product Certified For Export To The EU can be used to assist in determining if the species to be exported will be submit to both public health and animal health attestations or only public health attestations.

There are some exemptions which must be considered before determining if the animal health attestations on the certificate will apply to the aquatic animals or their products which are being exported to the EU:

Exemptions:

When exporting the following aquatic animals or products of the following aquatic animals, the animal health requirements will not apply and only the public health requirements will need to be met:

OR

OR

If it is determined that the animal health attestations will apply to the consignment, then the applicant will be required to make several declarations regarding the necessary requirements being met.

It will be extremely important to declare on the certificate the accurate purpose for which the exported fish and seafood will be used at the first point of destination in the EU. The choices are "further processing" or "human consumption".

The declarations can be found in the Export Certificate Request Form and they are further explained below

The declaration portion of the Request Form starts with the following statement which must be part of each request form

"I, the undersigned, declare that the following conditions have been met or arrangements have been made:"

Declarations

Declaration #1 which relates to Attestation II.2.2.1. on the EU certificate

If exporting aquaculture animals, they originate from an aquaculture establishment that

I have verified that the aquaculture establishment from which I obtained the animals to be exported has a valid aquaculture license issued by the Province, Territory OR Fisheries and Oceans Canada AND has RECORDS of the following:

If only exporting wild caught aquatic animals, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form.

Declaration #2 which relates to Attestation II.2.2.2. on the EU certificate

I have verified that the aquaculture establishment receives regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection of, and information on, signs of disease

If only exporting wild caught aquatic animals or their products, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form.

Additional Record Keeping and Transportation Requirements which must be met in order to provide declarations #1 and #2 above:

1a. Additional record keeping requirements

Aquaculture Establishments

The aquaculture establishments will be required to have the following controls/requirements in place before their aquatic animals or products are eligible to be exported to the EU:

  1. The aquaculture establishment from which the consignment originates must be registered or licensed. This means the aquaculture establishment must have a valid aquaculture license issued by Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) or the Province in which the establishment is located.
  2. The aquaculture establishment from which the aquatic animals originate must be one where the license holder has the following up to date records for at least 3 years:
    1. the species, category (finfish, crustaceans, molluscs) and number of animals at the establishment
    2. movements of aquatic animals into and out of the establishment
    3. mortality in the establishment.
  3. The aquaculture establishment must have a veterinary visit at a minimum frequency of once per year and for the express purpose of detecting signs of EU regulated diseases and other diseases.

Fish and seafood establishments involved in the export of aquaculture aquatic animals or their products to the EU should have records to demonstrate that all aquaculture products received at their establishment originate from licensed aquaculture establishments that meet the requirements mentioned above.

Transition period: For a period of about 3 months, starting January 15, 2022, the exporters will provide the appropriate declarations and use the transition period to incorporate into their export controls the appropriate requirements for record keeping and veterinary visits to the aquaculture establishments which they source their aquaculture products from that are exported to the EU.

Additional requirements for all Wild or Cultured Fish (finfish), Molluscs, Crustaceans

For all CFIA licensed establishments that export to the EU live aquatic animals by January 15, 2022:

Exporters of live or dead, wild or cultured, species:

Declaration #3 which relates to Attestation II.2.3.3. on the EU certificate

The live wild or aquaculture aquatic animals or their products are to be shipped directly from the establishment of export to the European Union

Declaration #4 which relates to Attestation II.2.5. on the EU certificate

At the time of export, the live wild or aquaculture aquatic animals or the population from which the dead products were derived:

Declaration #5 which relates to Attestation II.2.6.1. on the EU certificate

If exporting live aquatic animals in water, arrangements have been made that the water in which they are transported is not changed in a third country or territory, zone or compartment which is not approved for entry of the particular species and category of aquatic animals into the European Union;

If exporting live aquatic animals however, they are not transported in water, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form.

Declaration #6 which relates to Attestation II.2.6.2. on the EU certificate

For live aquatic animals, arrangements have been made that prior to loading for dispatch to the European Union, that the aquatic animals are not transported under conditions that jeopardize their health status, in particular:

If not exporting live aquatic animals, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form

Declaration #7 which relates to Attestation II.2.6.3. on the EU certificate

For live aquatic animals, arrangements have been made that from the time of loading at the establishment of origin until the time of arrival in the Union, the animals in the consignment are not transported in the same water or for container or well-boat together with aquatic animals which are of a lower health status or which are not intended for entry into the European Union

If not exporting live aquatic animals, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form.

Declaration #8 which relates to Attestations II.2.6.4.

For live aquatic animals, arrangements have been made that where a water exchange is necessary in a country, territory, zone, or compartment which is listed for entry of the particular species and category of aquatic animals into the European Union:

If not exporting live aquatic animals in water or not exporting live aquatic animals, then check off the area indicating "not applicable" on the request form.

Additional Transportation Requirements which must be met in order to provide declarations #5, #6, #7 and #8 above:

1b. Additional transportation requirements

When aquatic animals are transported to the EU in water:

General transport requirements:

Declaration #9 which relates to Attestations II.2.7. and II.2.7.1. on the EU certificate

Arrangements have been made to identify and label the means of transport or containers with a legible and visible label on the exterior of the container or an entry in the ships manifest when transported by well boat, which clearly links the consignment to the animal health certificate;

Declaration #10 which relates to Attestation II.2.7.2. on the EU certificate

II.2.7.2. For live aquatic animals, arrangements have been made that the legible and visible label will contain at least the following information:

Declaration #11 which relates to Attestation II.2.7.3. on the EU certificate

II.2.7.3 For dead products, arrangements have been made that the legible and visible label will contain at least one of the following statements:

Additional Labelling Requirements which must be met in order to provide declarations #9, #10 and #11 above:

2. Additional labelling requirements

Exporters of live, wild or cultured, fish, molluscs or crustaceans certified for "human consumption":

Add the following to the label on the master carton

  1. the number of containers in the consignment
  2. the name of the species present in each container
  3. the number of animals in each container for each of the species present (estimate number is acceptable);

as well as one of the following statements on the label:

Exporters of dead, wild or cultured fish, molluscs or crustaceans certified for "further processing":

Add one of the following statements to the label on the master cartons:

The above declarations must be part of the applicant/exporter's Preventive Control Plan or Export Control Plan. The declarations must be identified in the plan indicating who will be in charge, how the requirement will be implemented and documented in the plan. The exporter must indicate when the lot will be available for inspection and where it will be available for inspection.

In order for aquatic animals or their products to be eligible to receive a certificate to the EU with the public health attestations confirmed:

For more information about TRACES NT, refer to the CFIA web page Exporting food and animal products to the European Union.

Important notes:

The date on the certificate issued through TRACES NT is automatically placed on the certificate when it is "issued". The date on the bill of lading of the product indicating when the product is exported from Canada to the EU must not be before the date of issuance on the certificate.

With regards to export of aquatic animals to the EU from factory vessels which land their products in the EU or other countries prior to being shipped to the EU, if the animal health attestations apply, the product may not be able to receive a certificate from the veterinary inspector since the product is not in Canada for certification purposes related to the new aquatic animal health attestations on the certificate. If the aquatic animals are being certified for "human consumption", then only the public health attestations apply and an inspector can sign the certificate.

Information required to complete EU health certificates

When the animal health requirements apply, there are restrictions on combining more than one species or product types to be exported to the EU at the same time. As a result, not all aquatic animals or products can be certified under the same certificate:

If products to be certified to the EU are from a Canadian factory vessel which is landing the product directly in the EU or in a transit country, the following restrictions will apply:

Part I

To complete part I of the certificate, it is strongly recommended to work closely with your importer in the EU to ensure the information declared on the certificate matches that of the CHED documents generated by the importer.

Additional information on how to complete Part I
Box I.1. Consignor
Box I.2. Certificate reference number
Box I.2.a. IMSOC reference
Box I.3. Central Competent Authority
Box I.4. Local Competent Authority
Box I.5. Consignee
Box I.6. Responsible for the consignment in EU
Box I.7. Country of origin
Box I.8. Region of origin
Box I.9. Country of destination (mandatory field)
Box I.10. Region of destination
Box I.11. Place of dispatch (mandatory field)
Box I.12. Place of destination
Box I.13 Place of loading
Box I.14. Date and time of departure (mandatory field)
Box I.15. Means of transport (mandatory)
Box I.16. Entry BCP (mandatory)
Box I.17 Accompanying documents

Note: Approval numbers of establishments (cold storage warehouse, manufacturing plant, etc.) must be indicated as they appear on the applicable Third Country Establishments List per Country.

Box I.18. Transport conditions (mandatory)
Box I.19. Container No. / Seal No.
Box I.20. Certified as
Box I.21., I.22., I.23. Purpose (mandatory)

Only one field can be checked off:

I.21. for transit

I.22. for internal market

I.23. for re-entry

Box I.24. Total number of packages
Box I.25. Total quantity
Box I.26: Total gross weight (mandatory) / Total net weight

For Total gross weight, ensure the proper unit of measure is identified

Box I.27 Description of consignment

The following fields are all mandatory fields and must all be completed:

Part II

Part II must be completed by CFIA.

Note: These new EU certificates have a validity of 10 days however, it only applies when the certificates are issued for live aquatic animals.

Other information

Member countries of the European Union (EU)

European Union (EU) Legislation

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