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United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) – Export requirements for fish and seafood

On this page United Kingdom (UK) also includes Channel Islands and Isle of Man

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Export requirements for Northern Ireland are different from those of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). Distinct requirements are as follows:

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Eligible/ineligible product

Eligible

Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country

For the pre-export approval process, please refer to the "Pre-export approval by competent authority of importing country" section on the EU fish and seafood Export requirements library page.

Product specifications

For the requirements, please refer to the "Product specifications" section on the EU fish and seafood Export requirements library page.

Production controls and inspection requirements

For the requirements, please refer to the "Production controls and inspection requirements" section on the EU fish and seafood Export requirements library page.

Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

For the requirements, please refer to the "Labelling, packaging and marking requirements" section on the EU fish and seafood Export requirements library page.

Documentation requirements

Canadian exporters should ensure that their products are accompanied by the proper  documentation prior to being exported from Canada to the UK if transshipped via another country, including via the EU.

Certificate

  1. For fishery products intended for human consumption:

    Official certificate for the placing on the market of fishery products GBHC080X (Official certificate to Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man)

    Form (CFIA/ACIA 5943)

  2. For live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine gastropods intended for human consumption:

    Health certificate for live bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine gastropods GBHC053X (Official certificate to Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man)

    Form (CFIA/ACIA 5944)

Other information

Exported products transiting through a country may require transit documentation. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the shipment will be accompanied by all necessary certificates. Please work closely with your importer.

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