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​​​​​​New certification requirements from 1 January 2023

The Department has been informed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that the existing certification arrangements will remain in place until a new implementation date is officially announced. The Department will advise industry of new developments as further information becomes available.

Please refer to section 5 (documentation requirements) for more information.

New registration requirements from 1 February 2023

From 1 February 2023, export registered processing establishments of fish and fish products (including registered vessels) to India are required to be registered (referred to the Department as listing) with the FSSAI.

To meet this requirement the Department has submitted a full list of export registered fish and fish product processing establishments (including registered vessels) to FSSAI for registration.

Exporters are encouraged to review FSSAI’s registration portal​ to confirm registration of each processing establishment prior to exporting product to India.

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Fish products for human consumption

1. Preconditions for market access

2. Operational requirements

3. Production

4. Shipping and air freight requirements

5. Import procedures

6. Documentation requirements

Fish products not for human consumption

1. Preconditions for market access

Animal feed

Crocodile skins and hides

Rendered products

Technical grade and pharmaceutical products

Latest updates

20/10/2023 - Updated changes in live fish importation to India (sections 1.3, 1.4, 3.1 and 6.1).
14/08/2023 - Updated residue statement to refer to importing country standards (section 2.2).
20/06/2023 - Content on this page may have changed location to conform to standard Fish headings.
Last updated: 25/10/2023 1:52 PMCreated: 20/06/2023 1:00 PM