CBP Announces Import Restrictions on Certain Fish Products from New Zealand

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 1/12/23 5:00 PM

On December 22, 2022, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #54456976, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that in response to an order from the U.S. Court of International Trade and with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), import restrictions are imposed on “fish and fish products from the New Zealand inshore set net and trawl fisheries deployed in the range of the Maui dolphin, a marine mammal species endemic to the west coast of the North Island.”

The types of fish affected include snapper, tarakihi, spotted dogfish, trevally, warehou, hoki, barracouta, mullet, and gurnard. Importations of fish and fish products under the listed HTS codes, caught with a set net or trawl within the Maui dophin range, are prohibited unless they are accompanied by a Certification of Admissibility that “the fish or fish products are not of the designated species, were derived from fisheries using other gear, or derived from fisheries operated in other areas.”

Additional details can be found in the CSMS here:


Topics: Import, New Zealand

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