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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:

International Fisheries Trade Permit User Guide:

SIMP Main Webpage:

SIMP Fact Sheet:

SIMP Compliance Guide:

Automated Customs Environment:

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