Certification requirements for the European Union

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The following certificates are available:

  • Animal Health Certificate for the Import into the European Community of Aquaculture Animals for Farming, Relaying, Put and Take Fisheries and Open Ornamental Facilities (AQAH-0016)
  • Animal Health Certificate for the Import into the European Community of Ornamental Aquatic Animals Intended for Closed Ornamental Facilities (AQAH-0019)
  • For the export of frozen mysid and/or euphasid shrimp intended as ornamental fish feed, the European Union requires shipment certification and that the processing facilities have been officially approved as compliant with EU Regulation No.1069/2009. Exporters should contact their CFIA Area Office for information on how to obtain this approval and shipment certification. For this specific commodity, shipments exported without an aquatic animal health certificate may be detained in the European Union.

Important Notes:

  • Certificate (AQAH-0016) is available in the following versions: English (EN) with French (FR), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), Dutch (NL), Estonian (ET), German (DE), Italian (IT), Lithuanian (LT) or Polish (PL).
  • Certificate (AQAH-0019) is available in the following versions: English (EN) with French (FR), Danish (DA), Dutch (NL), Finnish (FI), German (DE), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT) or Spanish (ES).
  • If other language versions are needed for these certificates, please contact your CFIA Area Office.
  • There may be existing certificates or additional information from the Fish and Seafood program. However, for the specific commodities above, an aquatic animal health certificate is required.
  • To request an export certificate outlined above or if you require any other information on aquatic animal health export certification, please contact your CFIA Area Office.
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