Where a third country vessel is landing fish into Ireland prior to a re-export to another third country, the Exporter (or someone acting on their behalf e.g. forwarding agent), will need to ensure the Re-Export section of their Catch Certificate (or Consignment Certificate for Norwegian landings) is completed by a Sea-Fisheries Protection Officer of the SFPA.

Ireland has two designated ports, for all third country landings and transhipments at port, these are Killybegs, Co Donegal and Castletownbere Cork. Exporters will therefore need to contact the SFPA office in Killybegs or Castletownbere to request Re-Export Approval.

Re-Export Certificates must be completed before the fish leaves Ireland for its final destination.  

If the produce is to remain in the EU, it will not need a Re-Export Certificate, if its final destination is another location within any Member State of the EU.

Download: Re-Export Certificate Template (.doc)

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