Korea National Fishery Products Quality Management Service (NFQS) has implemented ‘Catch Certification System’ for fishery products within the following scope in order to strengthen port state’s measures to prevent domestic delivery and distribution of illegally caught fishery products in foreign waters effective from 30 June 2017 (loading date at origin).
Pacific Saury (Cololabis Saira)
Bobo Croaker (Pseudotolithus Elongates)
Longneck Croaker (Pseudotolithus Typus)
Frozen Products (HS Code 0303)
Fresh Refrigerated Product (HS Code 0302)
Import or Delivery of Pacific Saury and Croacker
This rule is applied to all cargo types: Import, Transshipment and Through Cargo
Shippers are required to provide a Catch Certificate for the above species at the point of booking. Failure to present such certificate to the Korean authorities may result in the container(s) not being able to discharge in Korea.
In order to avoid any complications, delays or additional costs, you are advised to comply with the NFQS procedure and plan your shipments accordingly.