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Imports of Highly Migratory Species Covered By Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Posted: December 15, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, requirements of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) will apply to imports of highly migratory species (HMS), including tunas, swordfish, and sharks.  Importers of HMS will be required to obtain an International Fisheries Trade Permit, and to submit import shipment data electronically through the Automated Customs Environment.

Please see the following links for additional information:

International Fisheries Trade Permit: https://fisheriespermits.noaa.gov/npspub/pub_cmn_login/index_live.jsp

International Fisheries Trade Permit User Guide: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/compliance/itp/documents/iftp-user-guide-2-23-17.pdf

SIMP Main Webpage: http://www.iuufishing.noaa.gov/RecommendationsandActions/RECOMMENDATION1415/FinalRuleTraceability.aspx

SIMP Fact Sheet: http://www.iuufishing.noaa.gov/Portals/33/NMFS_SIMP_%20FactSheet_Eng_rev4-17.pdf?ver=2017-04-13-105220-170

SIMP Compliance Guide: http://www.iuufishing.noaa.gov/Portals/33/SIMPComplianceGuide2017.pdf?ver=2017-08-23-172430-060

Automated Customs Environment:  https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/getting-started

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