GACC Grants Haikou Customs the Power to Approve Entry Quarantine for Aquarium Fish

Recently, the GACC conferred on Haikou Customs District the power of entry quarantine approval for aquarium fish that are not listed in the appendixes of “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora“ (CITES), including “other freshwater fish of ornamental value” (under HS code 0301110090) and “other non-freshwater fish of ornamental value” (under HS code 0301190090). As a further reform on entry-exit animal/plant quarantine, this measure marks further GACC support for building global animal/plant germplasm resources import and transit base in Hainan Province.


Reportedly, when an eligible enterprise applies for “Entry Animal/Plant Quarantine Permit” regarding aquarium fish, Haikou Customs will immediately approve the permit upon the application, with the aim at further facilitating international trade. 


Since 2018, Hainan Province has imported 59 batches of aquarium fish from Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and the USA, involving more than 80 varieties such as surgeonfish, butterflyfish, caralfish and rajiformes, so as to enrich the entertainment resources of the Province as an international tourism consumption center.     


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