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December 17, 2013

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Ken’s Catch on China’s Love Affair with Ecuador


Could China’s love affair with Ecuador be coming to an end?  I don’t think so because Ecuador has enjoyed a 20% year-on-year growth in official shrimp exports to China.  This does not include product that is funneled into neighboring countries such as the 1,200 tons of shrimp exported to Vietnam, 80% of which ends up in China.  So why is this product not being imported directly?  It is a matter of taxes that Ecuador is paying to China, which Vietnam doesn’t require and which they don’t have to remit to China.


Source: Ken’s Catch (a free, email-based newsletter).  Editor Ken Salzinger (phone 609-664-2253, cell 732-261-3358, email  December 15, 2013.

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