Information for Canadian Establishments Approved for Export to the Russian Federation

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1.0 Eligibility List

In order to export fish and seafood products to the Russian Federation, processors must appear on the Russian Approved List. Establishment information published on this list must match the information on the sanitary certificate and the product labels. For example, the address of the establishment listed on the Russian Approved List must exactly match with the address information indicated on the export certificate. Discrepancies between the information on the certificate and information appearing on the Russian Approved List may result in your shipment being held by the Russian authorities.

2.0 Procedure to add an establishment to the Russian Approved List

The following procedure is to be followed in order for an establishment to be added to the Russian Approved List:

1. The exporter must complete all the fields of the Annex 1 form below as per the Field by Field instructions provided.

2. Once the form is completed, please forward the information to your local CFIA inspection office. CFIA will contact the appropriate foreign officials to request that the establishment be added to the eligibility list as per the agreed arrangement.

Annex 1 - Canadian Establishment Information and Contract Information between a Canadian Establishment and a Russian Importer Firm

Name/Number of Establishment Establishment Physical Address Product Name Country and Number of Establishment - provider of the raw material Importer Firm in the Russian Federation
Company Name, Registration Number Table Note * 1200 Merivale road, Ottawa, Ontario, J9H 5T5 Table Note * 1.3. Frozen fish
1.14. Canned fish Table Note *
Canada - Registration number 1
Canada - Registration number 2
United States - Registration number 1
China - Registration number 1 Table Note *
Russian Fish Importer Name 1,
Address Russian Fish Importer Name 2,
Address Table Note *

Table Note

Table note *


Return to table note *  referrer

Field by Field Instructions

Name/Number of Establishment: This field should include the complete legal name and registration number, as it appears on the certificate of registration of the company requesting inclusion on the list.

Establishment Physical Address: This field should include the complete physical address as it appears on the Application for Registration of fish processing establishments under section B.

Product Name: This field should include a list of all products the company will be processing for export to the Russian Federation. Refer to Appendix I for list.

Country and Number of Establishment - provider of the raw material: This field should contain the Country and Establishment number of any establishment providing raw materials which will be processed for export to the Russian Federation by the company requesting inclusion on the list.

Importer Firm in the Russian Federation: This field should include a list of all Russian Importers with whom the company has a contract to export fish products to the Russian Federation.

Additional notes:

  • The CFIA will only recommend the addition of companies that are in full compliance with all aspects of the Fish Inspection Regulations, including Schedule I and II.
  • The CFIA must notify the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (FSVPS) of any changes (additions, deletions, amendments) occurring in the list of FSVPS approved establishments. The administrative approval of the establishments takes effect no later than 30 calendar days upon the submission of an updated list, unless the FSVPS has produced any objections during this time period. The approval becomes effective two weeks after the administrative approval, in order to allow FSVPS to inform the veterinary border control units. But time frames will vary depending on circumstances beyond the control of the CFIA. Because export can only begin once it has been confirmed that the establishment is eligible (establishment information is appearing on the list), companies should apply for export eligibility well in advance of their anticipated start of export.
  • If a processor undergoes a name change and/or a registration number change, the documentation and labelling must identify the old name and number recorded on the Russian Approved List, until such time as the list is officially amended.
  • If there are any modifications/changes to be done after Annex 1 has been sent to CFIA, it is the exporter's responsibility to resubmit Annex 1 with the required modifications.

For example:

  • Request to add a new Russian importer to your existing list. CFIA must notify FSVPS on a monthly basis of any new association between your establishment and the Russian importer(s). This is FSVPS requirement to issue an import permit to the Russian importer.
  • Request to change the address and/or the name of a Russian importer previously notified to CFIA.
  • Request a name change and/or a registration number change.
  • Request to delete your establishment from the Russian Approved List.
  • Request a change of your physical site address.

Note: Please specify which modification is required when resubmitting the Annex 1 form to your local CFIA office as per examples described above.

Appendix I - FSVPS approved list of product types to be used for Annex 1 "Product Name" category

Appendix I
to Rosselkhoznadzor letter
No. FS-NV-8/12471, dated 22 July 2015

Types of activities to be included in the Register of organizations and persons involved in production, processing and/or storage of goods subject to control which are imported to the customs territory of the Custom Union
(Register of the third country enterprises)

1. Production:
Table description

Types of activities to be included in the Register of organizations - production

No. Goods
1.1. Live fish
1.2. Fresh fish & cooled fish
1.3. Frozen fish
1.4. Fresh, cooled or frozen fish filet (including fish meat & minced fish)
1.5. Dried fish, cured fish, salted or fish in brine, hot smoked or cold smoked fish
1.6. Live, fresh, cooled, frozen, cooked-frozen, dried, salted or in brine crustaceans, in/without shell crustaceans
1.7. Molluscs in/without shell, other live aquatic invertebrates, cooled, frozen, dried or in brine
1.8. Fish meal
1.9. Cooled, frozen fish by-products
1.10. Fish, marine mammals, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates oils and their fractions
1.11. Caviar of sturgeon, salmon and other fish species, caviar or invertebrates and its substitutes
1.12. Ready-to-cook fish products
1.13. Canned or cooked fish, caviar or its substitutes made of fish eggs
1.14. Canned or cooked crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
2. Storage
Table description

Types of activities to be included in the Register of organizations - storage

No. Goods
2.1. Storage of frozen (cooled) products from fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
3. Aquaculture
Table description

Types of activities to be included in the Register of organizations - Aquaculture

No. Goods
3.1. Production of fish breeding material, including live roe
3.2. Production of commodity fish (aquaculture)

Note: If raw materials originating from aquaculture are used for production, then type of fish, crustaceans and other aquatic invertebrates should be specified in brackets.

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