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International Trade Permits

The Highly Migratory Species (HMS) International Trade Permit program regulates trade, including import, export, and re-export, of the following:

The Regulations are located at 50 CFR Part 300 Subpart M and were last modified in a Final Rule published on June 2, 2008.

In addition to the requirements identified here, there are additional import documentation requirements for frozen or processed tuna. To determine thich requirements apply to your product, visit the Online Compliance Guide for the Importation of Tuna.

Bluefin Tuna Exporters can create Bluefin Tuna Catch Documents (BCD) online with NOAA's secure and easy-to-use online reporting system. Here's how:

  1. Click on the NOAA Bluefin Tuna Catch Document System logo below or go online to: https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/noaabcd/external
  2. Follow the steps to create your account. Make sure you have your International Trade Permit number handy to complete the registration.
  3. Follow the system prompts to fill in the necessary catch and trade related data.
  4. Print and sign your BCD submission and its ready for your export documentation package.
  5. Email, fax, or mail a copy of the BCD to: BFTReporting@noaa.gov or (228) 762-7144 or Tuna/Swordfish Reporting, 3209 Frederic St., Pascagoula, MS 39567.
    Note: Once the new eBCD system has been in place for a sufficient amount of time, transmission of a copy will no longer be necessary.

 

Internal Access to the Bluefin Tuna Catch Documents (BCD) online reporting.

Compliance Guide

This Compliance Guide summarizes HMS International Trade Permit program permitting and reporting requirements. If there is a discrepancy between the regulations and this guide, the regulations will take precedence.

Permit Application and Reporting Forms

International Trade Permit Application Form

Current List of HMS ITP Holders

For additional information on International Trade Permits, contact the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Permits Team at (727) 824-5326.

Reporting and Trade Forms

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Catch Document
Re-Export Certificate
International Contacts
Biweekly Report

Pacific Bluefin Tuna 

Catch Document
Re-Export Certificate
Biweekly Report

Swordfish

Statistical Document
Re-Export Certificate
Biweekly Report

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Catch Document
Re-Export Certificate
Biweekly Report

Atlantic Bigeye Tuna (frozen)

Statistical Document
Re-Export Certificate
Biweekly Report

Pacific Bigeye Tuna (frozen)

Statistical Document
Re-Export Certificate
Biweekly Report

 

Additional Information