International Fisheries Trade Permit
The International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP) is required for the import, export, or re-export of fishery products subject to the NOAA Fisheries trade monitoring programs. The new consolidated permit facilitates the transition from paper-based trade documentation programs to the electronic reporting system (Automated Commercial Environment or ACE) operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The International Fisheries Trade Permit replaces both:
- Highly Migratory Species International Trade Permit
- Antarctic Marine Living Resources Dealer Permit
Additionally, new regulations made the IFTP a requirement for:
For importers and exporters only one permit is required to trade in any species included under any of the four trade monitoring programs.
Public Burden Statement
A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with an information collection subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 unless the information collection
has a currently valid OMB Control Number. The approved OMB Control Number for this information collection is 0648-0732. Without this approval, we could not conduct this survey/information collection. Public reporting for this information collection is estimated to be approximately 20 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the information collection. All responses to this information collection are voluntary/mandatory/required to obtain benefits. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this information collection, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:
NOAA Fisheries Trade Monitoring Support
1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
To apply for an IFTP permit, you must be a U.S. resident importer, exporter, or U.S. resident agent. The permit must be renewed annually. The permit number must be transmitted electronically when filing an entry or export declaration for any fish products that are subject to monitoring.
Apply through the National Permit System.