Exports to Saudi Arabia
The competent authority in Saudi Arabia requires a specific health certificate to be used for exports of fishery products to this destination. This health certificate differs from the generic third country health certificate in that it contains the following additional health attestation.
(a) Certify that the fish were not fed processed animal proteins (PAPs) of porcine and or poultry origin
[In the case of certain aquaculture products (for example salmon) where this is applicable, it may be necessary for the exporter requesting the health certificate to provide some documentation to support this requirement.]
Also when filling out details about the fishery products in the health certificate the following would need to be added:
For wild caught seafood: ·
- Need to mention on the health certificate the words WILD CAUGHT
For farmed seafood: ·
- Need to mention on the health certificate the word FARMED
The relevant health certificate is available on application to approved establishments from their local SFPA port office.
The authorities in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that there is no requirement to provide halal certificates with shipments of fish and fishery products being exported to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including Saudi Arabia.
The authorities in Saudi Arabia have requested that establishments exporting marine products, i.e. fish, crustaceans, shellfish and other register their establishment details on the following website for the registration of foreign facilities service: