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Procedure NameFish and Fish Product Export Approval License
Description

Issuance of Fish and Fish Product Export Approval License

 

Category

Issuing Agency

Incumbent Department

Approval

Department of Fisheries (DOF), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

Name  : Department of Fisheries (DOF)

Address : Matshya Bhaban, Romna, Dhaka-1000

Phone  : +88-02-9562861

Fax       : +88-02-9568393

E-Mail dgfisheries_gov.bc1

Web-Site http://www.fisheries.gov.bd

Required Documents

General Documents

Serial

Required documents

1

Trade License

2

License from FIQC of Department of Fisheries

3

Export Registration Certificate

4

Salubrity/Health Certificate from DOF

5

Chamber Membership Certificate

6

Membership Certificate from BFFEA (if export from processing plant)

7

Export Certificate from BFFEA (if member of BFFEA)

8

Phytosanitary Certificate(if needed)

 

Process Steps:

Step 1

Application for Health Certificate to DOF for each Consignment

Step 2

DOF inspects the documents and collects samples

Step 3

DOF conducts Microbiological test/Chemical test,etc

Step 4

Applicant gets approval for export

 

Export Procedures to EU, USA, Russia, and China

Export to the EU Countries

Procedures

  1. For approval of exports to the European Union, a committee has been formed in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock consisting of four members form the Department of Fisheries, a Public Health Analyst form the Ministry of Health and a Director from the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).
  2. After getting approval from the EU Approval Committee, applicant has to comply with EU market access requirements to export to the EU countries.

Documents required to export to EU countries

Serial

Required documents

1

Trade License

2

License from FIQC of Department of Fisheries

3

Export Registration Certificate

4

Salubrity/Health Certificate from DOF

5

Chamber Membership Certificate

6

Membership Certificate from BFFEA (if export from processing plant)

7

EU Approval to export in EU countries

8

Catch/IUU Certificate (if catch from wild)

9

EC Health Certificate

 

Export to USA

Procedures

  1. Exporter's registration with USFDA is the first requirement to export to USA, followed by approval and Health Certificate from DOF and other export related licenses.
  2. Online registration facility is available in the USFDA website.

Documents required to export to USA

Serial

Required documents

1

Trade License

2

License from FIQC of Department of Fisheries

3

Export Registration Certificate

4

Salubrity/Health Certificate from DOF

5

Chamber Membership Certificate

6

Membership Certificate from BFFEA (if export from processing plant)

7

Export Certificate from BFFEA (if member of BFFEA)

8

USFDA Registration to export in USA

 

Export to Russia

  1. Department of Fisheries (DOF) has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian Veterinary Authority (RVA).
  2. DOF sends names and profile of the prospective exporters/applicants to the Russian Veterinary Authority. If Russian Veterinary Authority is interested to import from an applicant in Bangladesh, it will send a team to inspect factory/processing Want physically and grant approval upon satisfaction.
  3. Presently, only one Processing Plant in Bangladesh is qualified to export to Russia, some more processing plants are in the process.

 

Documents required to export to Russia

Serial

Required documents

1

Trade License

2

License from FIQC of Department of Fisheries

3

Export Registration Certificate

4

Salubrity/Health Certificate from DOF

5

Chamber Membership Certificate

6

Membership Certificate from BFFEA (if export from processing plant)

7

Export Certificate from BFFEA (if member of BFFEA)

8

Russian Federation Certificate to export in Russia

 

Export to China 

  1. Registration from Chinese Quarantine Authority is required to export to China.
  2. Applications are filed at the Department of Fisheries (DOF), which forwards the applicants' profile to the Chinese Authority.

 

Documents required to export to China

Serial

Required documents

1

Trade License

2

License from FIQC of Department of Fisheries

3

Export Registration Certificate

4

Salubrity/Health Certificate from DOF

5

Chamber Membership Certificate

6

Membership Certificate from BFFEA (if export from processing plant)

7

Export Certificate from BFFEA (if member of BFFEA)

8

Registration with Chinese  Quarantine Authority

Process Map

 

CategoryDepartment of Fisheries (DOF)

The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application form for License for Fish Exporters will be submitted to the Deputy Director,Fish Inspector and Quality Control, Department of Fisheries Dhaka/Chittagong/Khulna.Copy of the treasury Challan of BDT 300 will be attached to application form.19-08-201509-10-2017Ministry of Fisheries and LivestockThis is Dowload File
Application form for Salubrity Certificate for Fish Export will be submitted to the Deputy Director, Fish Inspector and Quality Control, Department of Fisheries Dhaka/Chittagong/Khulna-approximately 10 days before the date of shipment.19-08-201509-10-2017Ministry of Fisheries and LivestockThis is Dowload File
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