Applying for catch certificate and other IUU documents. If we have 500kg of fish from a vessel but export 400Kg due to processing which weight do I put on the catch certificate?
The weight that goes on the catch certificate is the weight of the consignment.
Can I export live wild-capture Live Bivalve Molluscs for depuration purposes after the end of the Transition Period?
EU EHCs currently allow movements of un-depurated wild-capture LBMs between Member States, but not from third countries into the EU. A revised aquaculture certificate is
Does the Fish Export Service system cover applications for catch certificates, processing statements, and storage documents?
The Fish Export Service will be used to apply for catch certificates for the export of fish landed in the UK by UK flagged vessels,
How can I export Live Bivalve Molluscs from an Aquaculture Production Business (APB) for relaying or depuration from 1 January 2021?
LBMs from APBs, which are intended to go for relaying or depuration (purification) in the EU, must be accompanied by a specific Export Health Certificate:
How can I export Live Bivalve Molluscs ready for human consumption (from class A waters or depurated in the UK) from 1 January 2021?
Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBMs) that are ready for human consumption (i.e. from class A waters or depurated in the UK) can be exported to the
How do I check that my fish establishment is on the list the FSA holds of approved premises, so it will be listed on TRACES NT?
You can check if you are on the FSAs UK list of approved food establishments here.If you are not on this list, and you are
Useful guidance and flow charts can be found here. Wider Government advice here.
How do I list my fish establishment as an approved establishment with the EU so that it is recorded on TRACES NT?
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) holds a list of all UK approved food establishments. They will forward the latest version available of this list to
An audit trail of the fish you are exporting and when and by which vessel it was landed, will need to be maintained throughout the
I collate the catch from multiple boats into one export. How will the catch certificate process work?
A catch certificate is required for the export of fish. You can either have one catch certificate for the consignment and reference every catch on
Normally if a load is rejected it can be repurposed, destroyed or re-exported. If the fish has already been forwarded to Boulogne-Sur-Mer for inspection and
The catch certificate application process via Gateway does not cover all formats currently. This makes it not possible to attain valid certificate as the correct commodity codes cannot be selected. Is this correct?
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have confirmed that they will add in missing codes to the Fish Export Service including these.
The Marine Management Organisation have stipulated that the sales notes and logbook landing declarations must correspond with a catch certificate in order to be able to export. Usually the catch certificate comes before the sales note or landing declaration. How will the validation of the catch certificate be received at the BCP?
After this they should then enter the CTC customs transit procedure to avoid the customs charges and tariffs for entering the UK market.
LBMs can be traded both under a live aquatic animal health certificate—this is where they are not for direct human consumption if they are un-depurated
What do I do if my EU trading partner or the EU BCP says that I cannot export my goods between 1 January and 21 April 2021?
Officials have carefully considered several options, without any success in finding a practical or timely solution. They say that they recognise the importance and urgency
If you miss APHAs bulk upload to TRACES NT, you will need to individually apply to APHA for listing with the EU. This may take
LBMs that are ready for human consumption (i.e. from class A waters or depurated in the UK) can be exported to the EU using the
Where can I find further information on the ‘Captain’s certificate’ for frozen fish direct landing into EU?
The Captains Certificate Guidance has been launched. Information on Captain’s Certificates can be found on Gov.UK. The guidance document and application form to register captains
There is no legal definition of exporter, however the further from the export a person is the less likely they will be to know what
A legal entity with a European based address can be considered as an EU importer—if your business has an office in Europe that business can
Sales notes will continue to be a requirement of the UK’s Control Regulation for UK flagged fishing vessels (being retained from existing EU law) and