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Joint Announcement No. 2146 of the Ministry of Agriculture and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

DATE:2014-12-25       SOURCE:Bureau of Fisheries, MOA
 

 

Date of Issuance: Sept. 22, 2014

Jointly issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and the General Administration of Customs

 

In accordance with the agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Russian Federation on preventing, deterring and eliminating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing of marine resources, with the purpose to effectively fulfill obligations of the Chinese Government under the agreement, it is decided that the Customs Clearance Certificates for Legal Fishing Products shall apply to certain aquatic products imported from Russia. The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:

 

I. From November 1, 2014, when any aquatic product listed in the Annex to this Announcement enters the customs territory of China (including entry of samples, temporary import, import for processing trade, or entry into an area under special customs supervision or a bonded place under customs supervision), the relevant entity shall apply for a Customs Clearance Certificate for Legal Fishing Products to the Ministry of Agriculture. When the product enters China, the relevant entity shall voluntarily and truthfully declare it to the customs, and undergo relevant procedures at the customs upon notice by China Distant Water Fisheries Association, an entity authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture, that the Customs Clearance Certificate for Legal Fishing Products is completed.  

 

II. Upon applying for the Customs Clearance Certificate from the Ministry, the relevant entity shall submit the original copy of the Legal Fishing Certificate issued by competent authorities of the Russian Confederation. In case of any imported aquatic product on the list processed outsidethe Russian Confederation, the relevant entity shall submit photocopy of the Legal Fishing Certificate.

 

 

Annex:

List of aquatic products

needing customs clearances certificate

 

Name in English

Name in Latin

Customs code (fresh/chilled/frozen)

Sockeye salmon,

Pink salmon or humpback salmon,

Chum salmon,

Chinook salmon,

Coho salmon,

Masu salmon or the Cherry salmon,

Biwa trout

Oncorhynchus nerka,

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha,

Oncorhynchus keta,

Oncorhynchus tschawytscha,

Oncorhynchus kisutch,

Oncorhynchus masou,

Oncorhynchus rhodurus

03021300.00

(for fresh or chilled)

Sockeye salmon,

Pink salmon or humpback salmon,

Chum salmon,

Chinook salmon,

Coho salmon,

Masu salmon or the Cherry salmon,

Biwa trout

Oncorhynchus nerka,

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha,

Oncorhynchus keta,

Oncorhynchus tschawytscha,

Oncorhynchus kisutch,

Oncorhynchus masou,

Oncorhynchus rhodurus

03031200.00 (for fozen)

Alaska pollock or walleye pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

03025500.00/03036700.00

Rockfish species

genus Sebastes

03028990.20/03038990.20

Arrowtooth flounder

Atherestes evermanni

03022900.10/03033900.10

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

03022100.10/03033190.10

Greenland halibutor Greenland turbot

Reinhardtius hippoglossoids

03022100.20/03033190.20

Pacific herring

Clupea pallasii

03024100.10/03035100.10

Rockfishes native to the northern and eastern Pacific Ocean

genus Sebastolobus

03028990.30/03038900.30

Horsehair crab,

King crab,

Stone crab,

Red king crab,

Spiny king crab,

Blue king crab,

Snow crab or queen crab,

Red snow crab

Erimacrus spp.,

Lithodes aequispinus,

Paralomis verrilli,

Paralithodes camtschaticus,

Paralithodes brevipes,

Parailithodes platypus,

Chionoecetes spp.,

Chionoecetes japonicus

03062499.10/03061490.10

Scapharca

Anadara broughtoni

03077199.20/03077990.20

freshwater and brackish water clams

genus Corbicula

03079190.20/03079900.20

Japanese spiky sea cucumber (Brown sea cucumber excluded)

Apostichopus japonicus

03081190.20/03081900.20

Sea urchins

class Echinoidea

03082190.10/03082900.10

 

(All information posted in this website is authentic in Chinese. English version is provided for reference only.)

 

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