Brazil - Export requirements for fish and seafood

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Eligible/Ineligible product

Eligible

  • Non-live, wild caught fin fish
  • Non-live, wild caught molluscs
  • Non-live, wild caught crustaceans except for shrimp
  • Live, wild caught lobster

Ineligible

  • All species of live and non-live wild caught shrimp
  • Live aquaculture animals or aquaculture product

Canada is currently in negotiation with Brazil for export certification of cultured aquatic animals intended for human consumption.

Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country

Establishments

Label Registration

  • Prior to exporting a new fish product to Brazil, the exporter must submit a Labelling Registration Form to apply for label approval from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, at the Animal Origin Products Inspection Department in Brazil. While the document can be filled out in English or French, the exporter must have it translated into Portuguese for submission to the authorities in Brazil.
  • The Labelling Registration form can be obtained from Brazil through the importer, the Departamento Nacional de Inspecão de Productos de Origen Animal (DIPOA) or the Canadian embassy in Brasilia.

    The last page of this document must be completed by the CFIA before it is sent to the Brazilian authorities for their approval. In order to sign the necessary attestations, the CFIA must be provided with both the filled out form in Portuguese as well as an English or French translation. Once completed, the exporter must send the original form, plus two copies to the DIPOA for their approval.

Documentation requirements

Certificate

  1. For eviscerated wild finfish products (including fish oil):

    Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products for Wild Fisheries - For the Export of Eviscerated Finfish Products Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to Brazil (AQAH-1054)

  2. For uneviscerated wild finfish products:

    Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products for Wild Fisheries - For the Export of Uneviscerated Finfish Products Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to Brazil (AQAH-1055)

  3. For wild molluscs:

    Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products from Wild Fisheries – For the Export of Molluscs Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to Brazil (AQAH-1053)

  4. For wild crustaceans (non-shrimp):

    Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products from Wild Fisheries – For the Export of Crustaceans (except shrimp) Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to Brazil (AQAH-1020)

  5. For wild live crustaceans:

    Health Certificate for Fish and Fish Products from Wild Fisheries – For the Export of Live Crustaceans (except shrimp) Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to Brazil (AQAH-1059)

  6. For live aquatic animals and aquaculture product:

    Certification requirements have not been agreed upon for these products and specific requirements related to animal health may apply. Please contact your local CFIA Office for more information.

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