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