Thursday, September 2, 2010

CFIA: Vietnam Certificate


Vietnam is enhancing controls for imported foods of animal origin that will affect Canadian fish and seafood exports. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been working with Vietnamese officials to maintain market access for Canadian exporters.

CFIA has successfully negotiated a certificate for non-live fish that is required for each consignment of non-live fish and fishery products exported from Canada to Vietnam. Implementation date is September 1, 2010. Please ensure that you use this updated certificate for shipments certified after September 1, 2010.

A separate certificate for live fish will be required and negotiations for this certificate are in progress. CFIA will provide further notice about the requirements for the certification of live fish once the negotiations have been completed.”