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Trinidad and Tobago - Export requirements for fish and seafood

Eligible/Ineligible product


Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country

Import permit

Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

Product specifications

Maximum levels for chemical contaminants
Contaminant Applicable Fish Products Maximum level permitted in ppm
Copper All fish and seafood 20
Zinc All fish and seafood 50
PCB / PCT All fish and seafood 0.5
Total Volatile Basic Nitrogen (TVBN) All fish and seafood 250 to 300 Table Note 1

Table Note

Table Note 1

Depending on fish species type.

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Documentation requirements


  1. For all fish and seafood products:

    Certificate of Origin and Hygiene (CFIA/ACIA 5003)

Other information

Further information on export requirements and import licensing can be obtained from:

Ministry of Trade and Industry - Trade Licence Unit
Ground Floor, TTMA Building
#42 Tenth Avenue, Barataria
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Telephone: 1-868-674-3545 or 1-868-675-8242
Fax: 1-868-675-5465

Ministry of Health - Food and Drug Division
92 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Telephone: 1-868-624-5968 or 1-868-623-5242
Fax: 1-868-623-2477

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