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1. Precondition for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure for edible productsRequired?
DAFF Export registrationYes
Establishment listing for BrazilYes
Suspension of seafood exports

Seafood exports to Brazil are currently suspended pending certification negotiations with Brazilian authorities. The department is currently unable to certify consignments of seafood exports to Brazil and is working to re-establish market access. For more information on market access to Brazil, please refer to Market Access Advice Fish 2014/17.

Updated: 01 May 2017

1.2 Access for products for human consumption

ProductAccess?
FinfishYes*
BivalvesYes*
CrustaceansYes*
EchinodermsYes*
GastropodsYes*
CephalopodsYes*
TunicatesYes*
CrocodileNo agreed certification

* MAPA has placed a suspension on seafood imports until mutually agreed certification is established between Australia and Brazil.

Updated: 01 May 2017

1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods

ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Furthermore, the Orders do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department of Agriculture may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.4 Australian products that do not meet Brazilian official requirements

There are no known Australian fish and fish products that do not meet importing country official requirements.

*MAPA has placed a suspension on seafood imports until mutually agreed certification is established between Australia and Brazil.

Updated: 01 May 2017

1.5 Premises and equipment

Brazil has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 3.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

Brazil has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

Brazil has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 6.

3. Harvesting and processing

3.1 Sourcing of fish and fish products

Brazil has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 5.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

Brazil has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and postmortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Brazil has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

4. Production for human consumption

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed goods

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Establishments must submit product labels in accordance with Instruction 22/05, Technical Regulations for the Labelling of packaged Animal Productsto the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply for approval prior to preparing and exporting seafood products. Product labels can be sent to MAPA directly or through a Brazilian representative.

Please note that it is mandatory for labels to be provided in Portuguese.

6.2 Use-by date and shelf life restrictions

Brazil has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and/or shelf life restrictions in addition to Department of Agriculture-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

Brazil has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Live seafood

Certification for this commodity is currently unavailable pending official negotiations.

7.2 Non-viable seafood

Bivavles

Certification for this commodity is currently unavailable pending official negotiations.

7.3 Crocodiles

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile meat into Brazil.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials into Mexico. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or SENASICA prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into Mexico. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or SENASICA prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into Mexico. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or SENASICA prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into Mexico. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or SENASICA prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and airfreight requirements

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions


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