Philippines - Export requirements for fish and seafood

Last update: April 30, 2018

Eligible/ineligible product


  • All fish and seafood products

Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country

  • Prior to import, approval must be obtained from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Food and Drug Administration Philippines

Product specifications

Maximum levels for chemical contaminants
Metal Maximum level permitted in ppm
Arsenic 3.0
Lead 0.5
Mercury 0.5 (methyl mercury)
Tin 200.0

Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

  • Labels must be marked in English, Spanish or Filipino, showing brand name, trade mark or trade name, physical or chemical composition, weight or measurement in metric units, name and address of packer or seller, and country of origin.

Documentation requirements


  • Certificate of Origin and Hygiene (CFIA/ACIA 5003)

Other information

Food and Drug Administration Philippines
Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
1781 Muntinlupa, Phillipines

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
PCA Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Bureau of Philippine Standards – Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Industry Building (3rd floor)
361 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Metro Manila 1200, Philippines

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