It’s taken 2 years of paperwork, preparation, discussion and planning, but finally Nishikigoi bred by Jos Aben at Yoshikigoi in Poland will be heading to the USA, and specifically to Shawn Rosen’s New York based company Koi Market, under the brand name ‘Yoshikigoi USA’.
In a statement Shawn wrote:
‘We have kept news on Yoshikigoi on the down low for the last month or so as we have been waiting for the Polish government and APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in the US to form a dialogue. This dialogue has been a long road, two years in the making.
To summarize, it wasn’t just about exporting Koi to the USA, Poland has never exported any fish to the US, at least through APHIS so before we could bring in Yoshikigoi Koi, the polish government and APHIS first had to form a relationship. Miles of red tape and paperwork had to be translated and sent back and forth in order for Poland to establish themselves with APHIS.
Well, I’m happy to say that we have finally done it, we’ve been given a verbal approval from APHIS to import Yoshikigoi Koi to the USA. Although a firm date for import has not been set, it is looking like we will be bringing in our first shipment the 3rd or 4th week of June. We will then have all koi in QT for a bit before release in the US. If you were eying any of the Yoshikigoi Koi on the website, now is the time to jump on this first shipment in the US and own a piece of Koi history.’
For more information on Yoshikigoi USA then check Shawn’s FB page – https://www.facebook.com/TheKoiGuy
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For more information on Yoshikigoi then check the Yoshikigoi website at – http://www.yoshikigoi.com/