National Parks Board/Animal Veterinary Service (Ornamental Fish)
The National Parks Board (NParks) Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS), Inspection and Biosecurity Management Division, Licensing and Compliance, regulates the importation and exportation of ornamental fish. You are not allowed to import piranhas into Singapore.
Please follow the steps below for the importation and exportation of ornamental fish:
- Obtain a valid Licence to Import or Export Live Fish before the importation or exportation of ornamental fish. You may refer to the NParks AVS website for more details.
- Submit the permit application to NParks AVS (Ornamental Fish) for approval via TradeNet before the importation and exportation with the following supporting documents:
- The invoices or packing lists with the HS Code, Product Code, Common Name, Scientific Name, Quantity, Country of Origin, and Total Value of the Consignment)
- Import Health Certificates
- CITES Certificates, where applicable, for endangered species (e.g., Asian Arowana)
When applying for the Import and Export Permit, please declare full information in the following fields:
- Licence Number in the Licence/Certificate field
- Common and Scientific Names of the species of ornamental fish in the Description of Goods field
- Product Code information in the CA/SC Product Code, CA/SC Product Quantity, and CA/SC Product Unit of Quantity field
- The Premises Code of Importer must be declared in the CA/SC Code 1 field
- The Import Health Certificate Number must be indicated in the CA/SC Code 2 field, where applicable
Please obtain written approval from NParks AVS prior to the importation of genetically-modified fish or transgenic fish. Upon approval, please print the Cargo Clearance Permit (CCP) for consignment clearance. Please comply with all conditions stated in the CCP.
You may refer to the NParks AVS website for more details on the importation or exportation of ornamental fish and the Ornamental Fish Product Code List.