Hong Kong: Minimal Impact of New HK Chilean Seabass Legislation on U.S. Exports

In mid-2018, the Hong Kong government is planning to introduce a new ordinance on toothfish (more commonly known as Chilean seabass) to comply with the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). As a signatory of the CCAMLR, the United States already provides the soon-to-be required certification, so the expected impact on the minimal amount of U.S. exports of Chilean seabass/toothfish to Hong Kong is negligible. The forthcoming change to the legislation includes two subsidiary regulations requiring the implementation of the Catch Documentation Scheme for toothfish (Dissostichus spp.), whereby each catch or shipment of toothfish must be accompanied by a valid catch, export, or re-export document. 

Hong Kong: Minimal Impact of New HK Chilean Seabass Legislation on U.S. Exports