Venezuela - Certification Requirements

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Last update: July 16, 2012

Acts and Regulations

Labelling requirements:

  • each carton or container in the lot must be labelled with the importer's licence number
  • each box or carton must have the port of destination clearly marked
  • all units of measurement, weight, length, etc., must be stated in metric on all documentation

Tolerances and Guidelines

These tolerances apply to all products either fresh or frozen:
Heavy Metals Fish Species Tolerance
Arsenic: sardines, shellfish, tuna 0.1 ppm
Cadmium: sardines, tuna not detectable
Cadmium: shellfish 0.1 ppm
Copper: sardines, tuna, shellfish 0.1 ppm
Mercury: sardines, shellfish 0.1 ppm
Mercury: tuna 0.5 ppm
Tin: sardines, shellfish, tuna 100.0 ppm

Certification Requirements

Certificate of Origin and Hygiene (CFIA/ACIA 5003 (2002/05)).

Pre-Approval letter may be required.

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