The EU IUU Regulation is a transparent and non-discriminatory framework that applies to all marine wild-caught fish traded by non-EU countries into the EU market. This regulation requires that all marine fishery products include catch certificates validated by a competent flag state. The exporting state must have adequate measures to prevent and deter IUU fishing
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This Act prohibits importing any product that was mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by forced labor, including forced or indentured child labor. Withhold Release Orders (WRO) are issued by Custom Border Patrol (CBP) when merchandise is suspected of being associated with forced labor which then prevents products from entering the U.S.
This act imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea. For goods to be imported into the U.S., Custom Border Patrol must find by clear and convincing evidence that the goods were not produced with convict, labor, or indentured labor. The act reiterates the need for comprehensive due diligence by and on behalf of companies
The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) strengthens the capabilities of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to enforce U.S. trade laws and regulations. It prohibits all products made by forced labor, including child labor, from being imported into the U.S. Under the TFTEA, the importer is responsible for undertaking reasonable care (i.e. due diligence)
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
Japan passed the Adjustment for the Domestic Distribution of Specified Marine Animals and Plants Act to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Within two years (2022), Japan will introduce a catch documentation scheme (CDS) for IUU fishing vulnerable seafood imports, such as squid and Pacific saury. Japan Fisheries Agency will determine which species will
SIMP is a risk-based traceability program that establishes permitting, data reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for the import of 13 species groups that have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud. It requires the importer of record to provide and report key chain of custody data from the point of harvest