Certification requirements for China
(People's Republic of)

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The following certificates are available:

  • Aquatic Animal Health Certificate for the Export of Wild Caught Eels (Anguilla species) for Aquaculture Purposes from Canada to the People's Republic of China (AQAH-1017)
  • Veterinary Health Certificate for the Export of Crustacean Chitin to China (AQAH-1005)
  • Aquatic Animal Health Certificate for the Export of Finfish Eyed Eggs for Aquaculture Purposes from Canada to the People's Republic of China (AQAH-1042)
  • Aquatic Animal Health Certificate for the Export of Live Aquatic Animals intended for Ornamental Display Purposes from Canada to the People's Republic of China (AQAH-1026)
  • Aquatic Animal Health Certificate for the Export of Live Molluscs and their Gametes or Germplasm for Aquaculture or Research Purposes from Canada to the People's Republic of China (AQAH-1003)

Important Notes:

  • All exporters of live aquatic animals, including their fertilized eggs (germplasm) or gametes, for purposes of aquaculture, breeding, research or ornamental display must be registered with China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) prior to export. Exporters are advised to contact their local CFIA Animal Health Office to inquire about the process and request registration.
  • The commodity for AQAH-1017 requires sampling and testing.
  • The commodity for AQAH-1042 may require sampling and testing.
  • The commodity for AQAH-1003 may require sampling and testing.
  • There may be existing certificates or additional information from the Fish and Seafood program. However, for the specific commodities above, an aquatic animal health certificate is required.
  • To request an export certificate outlined above or if you require any other information on aquatic animal health export certification, please contact your CFIA Area Office.
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