13 April 2017
Online CBA: Are Licences Required for the Import of Salmon?
Q: Are licences required for the import of salmon?
A: According to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and its implementation rules and related regulations, imported farmed salmon is subject to quarantine. Entry and exit animal and plant quarantine licence must be obtained to import all types of farmed salmon (HS Codes: 0302121000, 0302122000, 0302190090, 0303110000, 0303190000, 0303221000, 0303290090, 0305411000, 0305412000). Those without a licence are not allowed to enter the country. For the import of wild salmon, a written certification issued by the official authority of the exporting country (region) stating the code of the fishing vessel and fishing area must be submitted, otherwise it would be deemed as farmed salmon.
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