Import Restrictions Placed on Certain Imported Fish From Mexico

According to CSMS 18-000484, CBP has placed restrictions on certain fish and fish products from Mexico.  The restrictions apply to fish and fish products from Mexico that are "...caught with gillnets  deployed in the range of the vaquita, a species of porpoise endemic to northern Gulf of California waters in Mexico and listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act."

Importers are urged to verify that none of their product falls under the restricted list outlined in the notice.  Confirmation and/or statements of verification that product is not from restricted sources should accompany the importation.

Please contact Vandegrift if you have any questions regarding these new restrictions or if you are unsure how your product will be impacted.