Day: November 5, 2021

Indian seafood exporters hit the Great Wall as China detects Covid in packaging materials

The rise in the number of Indian seafood export firms banned by China in the wake of detecting Covid nucleic acid on packaging materials has started to worry shippers. From a meagre single digit level during June and July, the figure has crossed 50, forcing companies to find alternate markets to stay afloat.

The seafood export fraternity has called for intervention at the highest level especially after initiatives at the level of GACC (General Administration of Customs of China) and the Marine Products Export Development Authority in India and the Export Inspection Agency have remained futile.

The Seafood Exporters Association of India has also taken up the matter with the government considering the impending Christmas demand. China is the most important market for exporters who deal with small sized shrimps and squids, among others.

Also read: ‘China using pandemic as an excuse to block Indian imports’

Shaji Baby John, Chairman

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