This message informs importers and filers that until further notice, all shipments of frozen
Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Seabass) arriving at a CBP Port of Entry (POE) without the required NOAA pre-approval authorization and associated catch document certification as required by 50 CFR 300 (Subpart G), and classified under those Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) codes listed below, will be rejected and prohibited from entry without all required documents.
NOTE: With regard to this CSMS, the NOAA requirement for both pre-approval authorization and associated catch document certification applies only to frozen Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Seabass).
Shipments of fresh Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Seabass) classified under those corresponding HTSUS codes listed below must have associated catch document certification filed in ACE prior to entry but are not required to secure and file NOAA pre-approval authorization prior to entry.
This action is necessary due to the ongoing partial government shutdown which prevents NOAA and its National Seafood Inspection Lab from verifying that toothfish products comply with all applicable conservation measures of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) as required by international obligations as a Member of CCAMLR, as well as U.S. domestic regulations pertaining to international fisheries and imports.
This interim procedure will continue during the current partial government shutdown and until NOAA is able to resume normal operations following conclusion of the current shutdown.
Any questions of CBP regarding this message should be forwarded to the Commercial Targeting & Analysis Center (CTAC) at CTAC@cbp.dhs.gov.
FROZEN CHILEAN SEABASS HTSUS CODES REQUIRING NOAA-NMFS PRE-APPROVAL AUTHORIZATION AND ASSOCIATED CATCH CERTIFICATION FILED IN ACE PRIOR TO ENTRY:
0303620000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCEPT FILLETS, LIVERS AND ROES),
0304220000 (TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN),
0304921000 (TOOTHFISH IN BULK CONTAINERS > 6.8 KGS),
0304220003 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN),
0304229000 (TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN, NESOI),
0304206093 (FROZEN FILLTS, AND OTHER FISH MEAT, PTGNIAN TOOTHFISH),
0303620090 (OTHER TOOTHFISH, FRZ EXCL. FISH FILLETS, OTHER FISH MEAT),
0304929000 (OTHER TOOTHFISH, FRESH CHILLED OR FROZEN),
0304220006 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS MAWSONI) ANTARCTIC FLT, FROZEN),
0304850000 (FISH FILLETS, FROZEN, TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP)),
0303830000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FISH FILLET AND OTHER FISH MEAT),
0303621000 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH, FROZN, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVER),
0304221000 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH FILLETS, FROZEN),
0304920000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTICHUS SPP), MEAT, FROZEN, NESOI),
0303629000 (TOOTHFISH, FROZEN, EXCPT FILLETS, LIVERS, ROE, NES),
0303794094 (OTHR FISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FILLETS, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH),
0303620005 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH, FROZN, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVER),
0303620010 (OTHR FISH, FROZEN, EXCLUDING FILLETS, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH),
0304206094 (FROZEN FILLETS, AND OTHER FISH MEAT, ANTARCTIC TOOTHFISH, OTHER)
FRESH/CHILLED CHILEAN SEABASS HTSUS CODES REQUIRING ASSOCIATED CATCH CERTIFICATION FILED IN ACE PRIOR TO ENTRY:
0302394097 (FISH NESOI, PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH),
0304120000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH/CHILLED, EXCLUDING STEAK),
0302680090 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH OR CHILLED EXCLUDING LIVERS & ROES, OTHER),
0302680010 (TOOTHFISH, PATAGONIAN (CHILEAN SEABASS EXC LIVERS & ROES),
0302680000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH/CHILLED, EXCEPT FILLETS/LIVERS/ROE),
0304550000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP) FILTS & MEAT, FRESH, CHILLED),
0304460000 (TOOTHFISH (DISSOSTISHUS SPP) FILTS & MEAT, FRESH, CHILLED),
0302830000 (TOOTHFISH, FRESH OR CHILLED EXCLUDING LIVERS & ROES, OTHER),
0302694097 (PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH (CHILEAN SEABASS), OTHER, FRESH/CHILLED)