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Fish traders

The rules of origin is applied differently, depending on whether the exporter is a producer or trader.

Note: An update of this article is pending. Please note that some terms and/or references may differ from the Movement of Goods Act and the Customs Duty Act that enters into force from the 1st of January 2023.

Traders mostly sell unprocessed fish on the domestic market or for export. Nevertheless, this does not mean that no processing whatsoever is involved, but such processing is, where relevant, limited to the so-called “insufficient working or processing”.

Traders can, for example, engage in the following processes, which are not considered to be production in the context of free trade agreements

  • Freezing;
  • Sorting by size and quality;
  • Splitting into blocks or repackaging.

It must be possible to track the goods in the export document from the arrival of the raw materials, through any production and all the way to the date of export. If you issue a supplier’s declaration to an exporter, you must have the underlying documentation to support it.