Proposed Changes to the United States Certification of Geoduck Clams for Shipment to the People's Republic of China

Proposed Changes to the United States Certification of Geoduck Clams for Shipment to the People's Republic of China

Recent concerns between the US and the People's Republic of China (PRC) regarding differing interpretations of health risks associated with inorganic arsenic in geoduck has prompted NOAA's SIP to propose changes in the certification of shipments to the PRC.

The approach is documented in the links below.

Link to Proposed Changes
Link to Decision Making Diagram
Link to Aquaculture Product Export Health Certificate (sample)
Link to Wild Caught Product Export Health Certificate (sample)