Inspection

Export Inspection

Legal Basis

  • Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act
  • Article 88. gricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act, etc
  • Article 96. Re-inspection

Objects for Export Inspection

Fish and fishery products announced by the minister of the MOF (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) that require export inspection in accordance with either the agreements with foreign countries or importers’ request
  • Mandatory export inspection in accordance with the agreements
  • US: Fresh, chilled and frozen bivalve molluscs
  • EU members: Fish and fishery products including bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates, marine gastropods and crustaceans
  • China: Raw aquatic animals, processed aquatic animals by cutting, heating, cooking, drying, salting or brining without using food additives or other materials(excluding edible salt) but their original form remains and live aquatic animals
  • Japan: Fresh oyster and arkshell and other bivalve molluscs, processed puffer(blowfish) products, live olive flounder, and eel
  • Vietnam: Raw fishery products for human consumption, processed aquatic animals and plants by cutting, heating, fermenting, drying, slating or brining without using food additives or other materials
  • Indonesia: Fish including finfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of aquatic animals for human consumption; fishery products maintaining the original form and the ingredients processed by cutting, heating, cooking, drying, salting, brining, smoking, chilling and freezing without using food additives or other materials (excluding edible salt or raw materials)
  • Thailand: Raw aquatic animals including live ones, and aquatic animals processed by cutting, heating, cooking, drying, salting or brining, smoking, chilling, and freezing without using food additives or other raw materials (excluding edible salt)
  • Russia: Fish and fishery products originated from aquatic animals and plants for human consumption
  • Ecuador: Raw materials from fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption; aquatic animals and plants processed by freezing, peeling, deveining, IQF, cutting, drying, salting and brining
  • ※Limited fish and fishery products the registered establishments produce and process under the sanitary control standard (fishing and carrier vessels are involved for EU, China and Russia)
  • ※Bivalve molluscs for export to the US must be produced and harvested in the designated areas notified by the MOF
  • ※Bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates, and marine gastropods for export to EU must be produced and harvested in the designated areas supervised by the competent authorities of the countries (including Korea) with approval of export to EU
  • ※Country (or exporting country) of origin, name of the product, producing & processing establishments and registration number must be labelled on the package
  • Export inspection under the standard demanded by an applicant (exporter) or an exporting country
  • Apply for export inspection with the documents stating the requested standard or exemption from export inspection

Process of export inspection