Updated information on Imports of Wild-Harvest Shrimp from Mexico
The Department of State (State) notified CBP on March 30, 2010 that State withdrew Mexico's Turtle Excluder Device (TED) program's certification under section 609 of Public Law 101-162. On October 15, 2010, State notified CBP that Mexico's TED program certification was reinstated. In other words, imports of wild-caught shrimp and shrimp products from Mexico have been certified as being harvested in ways that do not adversely affect sea turtle species.
As a result, Mexico may again be allowed the same privileges as a certified nation. Any products originating in Mexico imported under 0306.13.00, 0306.23.00, 1605.20.05, or 1605.20.10 may be imported if accompanied by an original DS-2031 form with Block 7 completed. Entry documentation for shipments of shrimp with multiple source countries should include a properly executed DS-2031 from each harvesting country. A copy or fax of the original DS-2031 form(s) is acceptable for certified nations such as Mexico.