Ministerial Decree No. 696 implementing Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Japan on conservation, rational use and management of live aquatic resources in the North-Western of the Pacific Ocean and prevention of illegal trade of live aquatic resources. This bilateral agreement between Russia and Japan aims to eliminate IUU-sourced seafood products from Russia to enter the Japanese market. All crab products from Russia must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency. The ministry also requires the certificate of origin for high-value crab species such as king, snow, and horsehair crabs from the exporting countries to prevent a fraudulent claim of product origin.