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List of competent authorities

Effective 18 January 2017 to 14 April 2017

Country

Competent authority

American Samoa

Department of Agriculture

Argentina

Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food [Excluding finfish for bait/aquaculture end-uses]

Bahrain

Veterinary Services Section, Ministry of Commerce and Agriculture

Bangladesh

Department of Fisheries

Belgium

Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (The Belgian Food Agency)

British Virgin Islands

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour Administration Complex

  • Conservation and Fisheries Department

Brunei

Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
[Non-viable aquatic animals and aquatic animal products only]

Cambodia

  • Animal Health and Production Department

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

  • Ministry of Health Quarantine Service

Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Chile

National Marine Fisheries Service, Ministry of Economics

China

  • State General Administration of the People's Republic of China for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

  • CIQ - Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China

Cook Islands

Ministry of Marine Resources

Costa Rica

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA)

Denmark

Danish Veterinary and Food Administration

(Please note: This Competent Authority is not responsible for export certification for goods exported from the Faroe Islands or Greenland).

Ecuador

Instituto Nacional de Pesca

Federated States of Micronesia

Division of Agriculture, Department of Resources and Development

Fiji

  • Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests

  • Ministry of Health

Finland

Agriculture and Forestry

France

Departmental direction of the Veterinary Service (a local service of the French Ministry of Agriculture)

French Polynesia

  • Service du Développement Rural

  • Ministry of Agriculture

Germany

  • Kreis Offenbach der Landrat

  • Bundesministerium fur verbraucherschutz, Ernahrung u. Landwirtschaft (BMVEL)

  • Sentor fur Arbeit, Frauen, Gesundheit, Jugend und SozialesReferat 32, Lebensmittelsicherheits - und Veterinardienst (Senate for Labor, Women, Health, Youth and Social Affairs, reference 32, Foodstuff security and Veterinary services)

  • Lebensmitteluberwachungs-, Tierschutz- und Veterinardienst (Foodstuff Control; Animal Protection and Veterinary Services)

Greece

Ministry of Agriculture

Greenland

Landsstyre or Royal Greenland

Guatemala

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA) [For cooked prawns only, excluding finfish]

Guam

Agricultural Development Services, Department of Agriculture

Honduras

Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (SENASA), Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería (SAG)

Hong Kong

  • Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department [For aquatic products only]

  • Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department [For food of other animal origin]

India

  • Export Inspection Agency/Export Inspection Council

  • Ministry of Commerce

  • Livestock and Marine Products Inspection cum Certification Laboratory, Government of Kerala

  • Animal Quarantine & Certification Services

  • Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

  • Ministry of Agriculture

Indonesia

Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Centre for Fish Quarantine

Iran

Ministry of Jihad-e-Sazandegi

Ireland

Irish Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (An t-Údarás um ChosaintIascaighMhara)

(Please note: This Competent Authority is not responsible for export certification for goods exported from Northern Ireland. For Northern Ireland refer to the United Kingdom).

Italy

  • Ministero Della Salute – Direzione  Generale del Servizi  Veterinari (Ministry of Health – General Direction of the Veterinary Services)

  • Regione Veneto - Unità Locale Socio Sanitaria (Veterinary Services of the Local Health Units (LHUs or ASL) of the Ministry of Health (MOH)

Japan

  • Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) [non salmonid fish/crustacean meal for aquaculture/stockfeed]

  • Japan Frozen Foods Inspection Corporation (JFFIC) [non salmonid finfish for human consumption and bait/aquaculture feed]

Kiribati

  • Fisheries Division, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development

  • Agriculture Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development

Kenya

  • Ministry of Health - Public Health Department

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Marketing

Korea (South)

  • Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

  • Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency/Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency

  • National Fishery Product Quality Management Service (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries)

Lithuania, Republic of

State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS)

Marshall Islands

Ministry of Resources and Development

Malaysia

  • Ministry of Health

  • Ministry of Agriculture

  • Department of Fisheries

  • Fisheries Research Institute (FRI)

  • Marine Fisheries Department Sarawak (MFD)

Maldives

Maldives Food and Drug Authority

Mauritania

Ministère du Développement  Rurale et de l'Environnement

Mauritius

Competent Authority Seafood of the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer

Mexico

Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación).

Micronesia (Federated States)

Division of Agriculture, Department of Resources and Development

Morocco

National Office for Food Safety (L'Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires)

Myanmar

  • Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

  • Department of Fisheries

Namibia

Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Nauru

Nauru Island Council

Netherlands

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

  • Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Voedsel en WarenAutoriteit)

New Caledonia

  • Service d'Inspection  Veterinaire, Alimentaire et Phytosanitaire

  • Direction de l’Agriculture et de la Forêt

New Zealand

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Nicaragua

Instituto de Protección y Sanidad Agropecuaria (IPSA)

Niue

Department of Agriculture

Northern Marianas

Department of Lands and Natural Resources

Norway

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority

Oman

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Pakistan

Marine Fisheries Department (MFD), Ministry of Ports & Shipping

Palau

Bureau of Resources and Development

Panama

Ministerio de Desarrollo  Agropecuario

Papua New Guinea

Fisheries Inspection Service, National Fisheries Authority

Peru

  • Ministry of Production (Ministerio de la Producción)

  • Instituto Tecnologico de la Produccion (ITP)

Philippines

  • Bureau of Animal Industry (Department of Agriculture)

  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Quarantine Services (Department of Agriculture)

  • Department of Fisheries

Poland

General Veterinary Inspectorate

Portugal

Ministerio  da  Agricultura

Russia

Ministry of Agriculture

Samoa

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Office for Tokelau Affairs

Saudi Arabia

  • General Directorate of Laboratories and Quality Control at the Ministry of Commerce

  • Department of Ministry of Agriculture (ADMA) [Human consumption end use]

  • Feed Sector of the Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) [Animal feed use only, e.g. baitfish, aquaculture, stockfeed and pet food]

Scotland

  • Scottish Executive, Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD)

  • Aberdeenshire Council Planning and Environmental Services

  • Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Senegal

Ministère de l'Economie Maritime et des Transports Maritimes

Seychelles

Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS)

Singapore

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority

Solomon Islands

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

  • Ministry of Health and Medical Services

  • Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources

South Africa

  • The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)

  • Directorate of Animal Health, National Department of Agriculture

  • Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

  • National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Directorate of Veterinary Services

Spain (including the Canary Islands)

Ministerio de Medio  Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino (Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs)

Canary Islands:

  • Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino (Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs)

  • Inspección de Sanidad Animal de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Animal Health Inspección of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Inspección de Sanidad Animal de Tenerife (Animal Health Inspección of Tenerife)

Sri Lanka

  • Department of Animal Production and Health

  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

Sweden

National Food Agency of Sweden (NFA)

Taiwan

  • Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection (BAPHIQ) [Animal end use only, e.g. baitfish, aquaculture, stockfeed and pet food]

  • Bureau of Standards, Meteorology and Inspection (BSMI) [Human consumption only]

Tanzania

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism-Fisheries Division

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

  • Fisheries Development Division of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development

Thailand

  • Department of Fisheries (DOF) [Human consumption and animal feed (aquaculture and stockfeed) use only]

  • Department of Livestock Development (DLD) [Pet food (including pet fish food) use only]

Tonga

Ministry of Fisheries

Tuvalu

Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources

Ukraine

Ministry of Agriculture

United Arab Emirates

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries [not to be used for baitfish]

United Kingdom

Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Uruguay

  • Ministerio de Ganaderia, Agricultura y Pesca

  • Div. Industrias  Pesqueras

USA

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) [for live aquatic animals]

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seafood Inspection Program of the United States Department of Commerce (USDC) [for non-viable aquatic animal and animal products]

Vanuatu

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries & Biosecurity

  • Biosecurity Vanuatu

Vietnam

  • Department of Animal Health (DAH) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) [Not for human consumption]

  • National Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) [Human consumption only]



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