Sector : Seafood

Information : North & South America

Health Certificates are not required for exports of fishery products to the USA.  

There are other requirements however and information on these are available on the website below:

Health Certificates are required when consignments of fish/fishery products and molluscan shellfish are being exported to countries in South America.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires a specific health certificate to be used for exports of fishery products to this destination which is available on application to approved establishments from their local SFPA port office.  

The USA and Canada are growing markets, predominantly dominated by sales of fresh and smoked salmon and, more recently, processed shellfish. In 2018, the combined total value of Irish seafood exports to the region was an estimated €3.5 million (split roughly USA €1.2 million and Canada €2.3 million).

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU provisionally came into force in September 2017. Under CETA, almost 96% of EU tariff lines for fish and seafood products have become duty-free. 100% of these tariff lines will be duty-free after seven years.