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December 05, 2017
Mandatory U.S. SIMP Compliance - January 1, 2018

Mandatory compliance with the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) comes into effect for certain seafood products on January 1, 2018. SIMP seeks to minimize the burden of compliance on the seafood importing industry in providing information required to identify illegal and/or misrepresented seafood imports before they enter the U.S. market. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published the final rule establishing SIMP on December 9, 2016.

Detailed information concerning harvest place, time and equipment, as well as chain of custody for the fish or fish product, will be required to be entered using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal.

Implementation of these requirements for shrimp and abalone is delayed until a later phase of the program.

For more information, visit NOAA and/or the Federal Register.

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