Non-viable finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates
Australia has access for non-viable finfish and frozen lobster. There is no access for any of the following non-viable seafood:
- crustaceans, other than frozen lobster.
Non-viable finfish (all species) including whole, steaks and other meat (including minced); refrigerated, frozen, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked (including, cooked before or during smoking) can be exported to Mexico without government certification.
Exporters will still need to use EXDOC to raise a request for permit (RFP) and receive an export permit for the goods. The NC1 template is used when no certificate is required when raising an RFP to COMP, without receiving an export certificate.
Requirements to be met by the importer at the Mexican Agricultural Health Inspection Office (OISA) upon presentation of the shipment include an invoice to be submitted stating the following:
- Name and address of the importer and exporter
- Quantity (kg)
- Scientific and/or Australian Fish Name of the species to be imported
- Lot number or identification
- Presentation (that is, frozen)
These requirements are entitled Consultation module of requirements for the importation of aquaculture and fishing goods. The website is in Spanish. Google chrome can be used to translate it.
For the export of frozen lobsters, use FX46 certificate with the embedded endorsement: 5243.
The lobsters were caught in Australian waters and the fishery is regulated by the relevant government authority in Australia.
I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are:
- In sound condition
- Fit for human consumption
- Of Australian origin.