IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

Yes

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import monitoring

Effective January 1, 2018 the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) requires for imports of certain seafood products that reports be filed and records be kept. The aim of this program is to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering U.S. commerce. It stems from the work of a Presidential Task Force formed in 2014, tasked with developing a comprehensive framework to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud.

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program establishes permitting, data reporting and recordkeeping requirements for the importation of certain priority fish and fish products that have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud. The data collected will allow these priority species of seafood to be traced from the point of entry into U.S. commerce back to the point of harvest or production to verify whether it was lawfully harvested or produced. The program does not include a labeling requirement.

The priority species affected by this reporting requirement are Abalone, Atlantic Cod, Blue Crab (Atlantic), Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi), Grouper, King Crab (red), Pacific Cod, Red Snapper, Sea Cucumber, Sharks, Shrimp, Swordfish, and Tuna (Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bluefin).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

029 Other animal products
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
160558 Snails, other than sea snails
042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030231 Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)
030232 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030234 Bigeye tunas (Thunnus obesus)
030235 Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas (Thunnus thynnus, Thunnus orientalis)
030236 Southern bluefin tunas (Thunnus maccoyii)
030239 Other
030243 Sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus)
030245 Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
030246 Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)
030247 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
030283 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030284 Seabass (Dicentrarchus spp.)
030285 Seabream (Sparidae)
030289 Other
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030290 Livers and roes
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030331 Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, Hippoglossus stenolepis)
030333 Sole (Solea spp.)
030334 Turbots (Psetta maxima)
030339 Other
030341 Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)
030342 Yellowfin tunas (Thunnus albacares)
030351 Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii)
030353 Sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus)
030354 Mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus)
030355 Jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
030357 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
030363 Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)
030364 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
030366 Hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.)
030369 Other
030383 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030389 Other
030390 Livers and roes
0304 Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
030441 Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Huchohucho)
030442 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030443 Flat fish (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae)
030444 Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae
030449 Other
030451 Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus), eels (Anguilla sp
030452 Salmonidae
030453 Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae
030459 Other
030461 Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.)
030462 Catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.)
030469 Other
030471 Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus)
030472 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
030473 Coalfish (Pollachius virens)
030474 Hake (Merluccius spp., Urophycis spp.)
030475 Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030479 Other
030481 Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Huchohucho)
030482 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030483 Flat fish (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae)
030484 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
030485 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030487 Tunas (of the genus Thunnus), skipjack or stripebellied bonito (Euthynnus (Katsuwonus) pelamis)
030489 Other
030492 Toothfish (Dissostichus spp.)
030494 Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030495 Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae, other than Alaska Pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)
030499 Other
1604 Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
160411 Salmon
160412 Herrings
160413 Sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats
160414 Tunas, skipjack and bonito (Sarda spp.)
160415 Mackerel
160416 Anchovies
160419 Other
160420 Other prepared or preserved fish
160431 Caviar
160432 Caviar substitutes
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
160521 Not in airtight container
160529 Other
160530 Lobster
160540 Other crustaceans
160551 Oysters
160552 Scallops, including queen scallops
160553 Mussels
160554 Cuttle fish and squid
160555 Octopus
160556 Clams, cockles and arkshells
160557 Abalone
160559 Other
160561 Sea cucumbers
160563 Jellyfish
160569 Other

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