Fisheries and Marine Resources Act 2007 / Fisheries and Marine Resources (Export of Fish & Fish Products) (Amendments) GN 147 of 2009, GN 204 of 2010 and GN 209 of 2012

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The characteristics of the Regulation

Type of regulation:
Export Authorisation - required
Description of the regulation:

Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping
(EXPORT OF FISH & FISH PRODUCTS)


The “Fisheries and Marine Resources Export of (Fish and Fish Products) Regulations 2009” and the Export of Fish and Fish products (Amendment) Regulations 2012 are technical regulations that regulate export of fish and fish products in Mauritius. The regulations provide for registration of exporters, payment of auditing fees, inspection of establishments and products intended for export, sampling and testing, health certification and compliance to EU and other international Standards.

Official text describing the regulation:
FISHERIES-Export.pdf
001AnnexI-PM-Application4approval.pdf
GN-147.pdf
GN-204c.pdf
GN-209c.pdf
Partner countries to which it applies:

All countries

Authority who issued the regulation:
National Agricultural Products Regulatory Office (NAPRO)
Réduit.

(230) 467 8046/ 8057
https://agriculture.govmu.org/English/Pages/NAPRO/NAPRO.aspx
Contact: 
Head Competent Authority Seafood
caseafood@govmu.org

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How is the regulation enforced?

Authority enforcing the control:
Competent Authority Seafood of the Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping
4th floor
Trade & Marketing Centre
BPML Building, Zone 6
Mer Rouge, Port Louis.
(230) 206 2800/12
https://blueconomy.govmu.org/
Contact: 
Head Competent Authority Seafood
caseafood@govmu.org

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The process in order to get compliance

Process for complying:

The person should apply to the Import/Export Unit for authorization to export fish and fish products (to provide details on the intended export activities); •Based on policy issues and International requirements, an export authorization is issued within 3 to 4 days; and •The person should also apply for registration to the Competent Authority (CA); •Auditing and approval of the establishment to export by the CA;

Average time to get compliance:
Depends on compliance issues
Cost estimate to get compliance:

One off Registration fee of Rs 40,000 to the Competent Authority (CA) and annual registration fee Rs 1,000

Once I have it, what do I have to do:

Seek approval of the CA and then proceed with production process.

Validity of the compliance:
One calendar year till end of the year
Required Documents to process:

Prior to export any consignment of fish and fish product, a Health Certificate issued by Competent Authority is required and is subject to a fee of Rs 500 per certificate.

Authority delivering compliance:
Competent Authority Seafood of the Ministry of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping
4th floor
Trade & Marketing Centre
BPML Building, Zone 6
Mer Rouge, Port Louis.
(230) 206 2800/12
https://blueconomy.govmu.org/

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