When Port Health are completing IUU checks on an consignment, there are certain documents that we will need to see to be able to endorse the catch certificates and release the consignment.
Original Catch certificate(s)
Required when the country exporting the fish is the same as the country the catching vessel is flagged to (this may be a printed electronic version dependant on the country issuing the catch certificate e.g. Canada, Norway).
All catch certificates submitted (original and copy) must have the Importer’s declaration section (normally box 11 but not always) completed by the importer or their representative or agent.
As an alternative a *Multiple Catch Certificate Summary Document can be downloaded, completed, signed and submitted with the catch certificate documentation. This must also be signed/stamped by the importer.
Original processing statement (Annex IV) and copy catch certificate(s)
Required when the fishery product(s) are processed (before export) in a country that is not the same as the flag state of the catching vessel. This must be signed by the Competent Authority of the country where the fish is processed.
Original storage document with copy catch certificate(s)
Required when the fish is stored (before export) in a country that is not the same as the flag state of the catching vessel and/or processing country. This must be signed and stamped by the Competent Authority of the country where the fish is stored.
Copies commercial documents
Bills of lading
Transport documents e.g. CMR, T1, EAD, Seaway bill
The commodities, weights and amounts detailed in these documents will be expected to correspond with those described in the other documentation provided.
Common Health Entry Document (CHED-P)
Required to accompany imports for countries outside the European Union and must be raised by the importer or agent.
This is not currently required for fish imports from EU countries.
This only needs to be supplied for imports of Bluefin Tuna and Antarctic Patagonian Toothfish.