Request from the FRDC for feedback on the key species the Australian fishing sector would like to export to China
Dear STAG Members
Please see email below from Peter Horvat – General Manager, Communications, Trade and Marketing, from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) for your attention.
Dear Seafood Producer
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is seeking feedback from seafood producers and exporters on the key species the Australian fishing sector would like to export to China.
The FRDC are undertaking this project to assist the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) to better understand the needs for industry and in particular the key species that should be on the China importation list.
Importing country requirements
Some of Australia’s trading partners place additional requirements on establishments seeking to export into their markets. For further information see importing country requirements on MICoR (Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR).
For example, an importing country may impose a requirement for listing. This means that the importing country will maintain a list of establishments that are allowed to export to them. In the case of China, all Australian export registered seafood establishments must be listed by China in accordance with China’s Provisions on the Administration of the Registration of Foreign Manufacturers of Imported Foods.
In addition, China has published a list of aquatic species which are eligible for export from Australia to China. This list can be accessed here –http://pub.fsciq.cn/approval/SitePages/shuichanpin.aspx. (Note: the page is in Chinese. If opened and viewed in Google Chrome there is an option to do a simple translation of the webpage).
The project will help identify and prioritise the key species for the Department to work on getting onto the list.
The project will explore three key areas:
- Industry survey – seeking feedback by Friday 13 July via this form. The data collected will provide the basis for the next steps in the process and ultimately the prioritisation of the list to be negotiated. Information needed for this part of the project includes:
– species of interest,
– volumes caught,
– volumes expected to be exported, and
– potential value of export.
- FRDC will then analyse and aggregate the industry information. This will form a framework for discussion at a workshop where industry members can validate a set of priorities.
- The final step will be an industry workshop, with select industry members – fishers, producers, exporters (including consolidators) where industry will look at the feedback received by the FRDC and work out a prioritisation list.
– the workshop will run in early August.
Please send your completed form to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 13 July to ensure it is included.
I am happy to answer any questions on the survey or the project.
Communications, Trade and Marketing
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation