U.S. CBP updates seafood import restrictions

Importers required to provide self-certification that seafood products imported the United States do not contain any inputs originating from Russia

Importers are required to provide self-certification that seafood products imported the Un

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a release announcing that importers are now required to provide self-certification that fish, seafood, and seafood containing products imported into the United States do not contain any inputs originating from Russia including any seafood products or components from Russia that are processed in a third country before they are imported into the United States. This supports an executive order and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) determination [PDF 155 KB].

The executive order prevents the importation of products into the United States that contain fish and seafood from Russia, including fish and seafood harvested in the waters under the jurisdiction of Russia or by Russia-flagged vessels, regardless of country-of-origin label.

The original Executive Order 14068 prevented seafood of Russian origin from being imported into the United States. Seafood of Russian origin has been processed into other products in countries outside of Russia to bypass the restriction since that order went into effect. The new executive order prohibits the importation of these products into the United States.


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