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Imports of Toothfish Without Required Documents to be Rejected

Monday, January 28, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that as of Jan. 24 and until further notice it will reject and prohibit from entry all shipments of frozen Patagonian toothfish (Chilean seabass) classified under the HTSUS numbers listed below that arrive at a CBP port of entry without the required pre-approval authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and associated catch document certification required by 50 CFR 300 (Subpart G).

0303620000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCEPT FILLETS, LIVERS AND ROES)

0304220000 (TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN)

0304921000 (TOOTHFISH IN BULK CONTAINERS > 6.8 KGS)

0304220003 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN)

0304229000 (TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN, NESOI)

0304206093 (FROZEN FILLTS, AND OTHER FISH MEAT, PTGNIAN TOOTHFISH)

0303620090 (OTHER TOOTHFISH, FRZ EXCL. FISH FILLETS, OTHER FISH MEAT)

0304929000 (OTHER TOOTHFISH, FRESH CHILLED OR FROZEN)

0304220006 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS MAWSONI) ANTARCTIC FLT, FROZEN)

0304850000 (FISH FILLETS, FROZEN, TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP))

0303830000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FISH FILLET AND OTHER FISH MEAT)

0303621000 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH, FROZN, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVER)

0304221000 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN)

0304920000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTICHUS SPP), MEAT, FROZEN, NESOI)

0303629000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCPT FILLETS, LIVERS, ROE, NES)

0303794094 (OTHR FISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FILLETS, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH)

0303620005 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH, FROZN, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVER)

0303620010 (OTHR FISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FILLETS, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH)

0304206094 (FROZEN FILLETS, AND OTHER FISH MEAT, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH, OTHER)

In addition, shipments of fresh Patagonian toothfish classified under the following HTSUS numbers must have associated catch document certification filed in the Automated Commercial Environment prior to entry but are not required to secure and file NOAA pre-approval authorization prior to entry.

0302394097 (FISH NESOI, PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH)

0304120000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH/CHILLED, EXCLUDING STEAK)

0302680090 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH OR CHILLED EXCLUDING LIVERS & ROES, OTHER)

0302680010 (TOOTHFISH, PATAGONIAN (CHILEAN SEABASS EXC LIVERS & ROES)

0302680000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH/CHILLED, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVERS/ROE)

0304550000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP) FILTS & MEAT, FRESH, CHILLED)

0304460000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP) FILTS & MEAT, FRESH, CHILLED)

0302830000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH OR CHILLED EXCLUDING LIVERS & ROES, OTHER)

0302694097 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH (CHILEAN SEABASS), OTHER, FRESH/CHILLED)

CBP states that this interim procedure will continue until NOAA is able to resume normal operations.

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