Proposed Rule for a Commerce Trusted Trader Program

Overview

Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
01/17/2018
Point of Contact
Melissa Beaudry, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (Melissa.Beaudry@noaa.gov)

Summary

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing a Commerce Trusted Trader Program (CTTP) as part of an effective seafood traceability process to combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud. The voluntary CTTP supplements the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP), recently implemented under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Qualified importers who choose to participate in the CTTP would benefit from reduced reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and streamlined entry into U.S. commerce for seafood imports subject to the SIMP.