Venezuela - Export requirements for fish and seafood
Last update: April 30, 2018
- All fish and seafood products
Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country
- In order to export the Canadian exporter must have an import agent in Venezuela. The import agent acts on behalf of the Canadian exporter and obtains the required import permits with the Canadian exporter listed as the product supplier.
Maximum levels for chemical contaminants
|Metals||Applicable fish products||Maximum level permitted in ppm|
|Arsenic||sardines, shellfish, tuna||0.1|
|Cadmium||sardines, tuna||not detectable|
|Copper||sardines, tuna, shellfish||0.1|
|Tin||sardines, shellfish, tuna||100.0|
Labelling, packaging and marking requirements
- Each carton or container in the lot must be labelled with the importer's licence number and have the port of destination clearly marked.
- All units of measurement, weight, length, etc., must be stated in metric on all documentation.
Certificate of Origin and Hygiene (CFIA/ACIA 5003)
Note: A pre-approval letter may be required.
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