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December 2, 2013

Vietnam

May Limit Shrimp Exports to China

 

Vietnamese processors have to import shrimp from other countries because so much of the locally farmed whole shrimp is exported to China.

 

On Monday, November 25, 2013, Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the, Vietnam Association for Shrimp Exporters and Processors (VASEP), said the exports to China create a shortage of whole shrimp for Vietnamese processors. Many processors now import whole shrimp from India and Ecuador. VASEP figures show that Vietnam has imported 270,000 metric tons of shrimp from India and 230,000 tons from Ecuador.

 

Hoe called on the government to institute policies that would limit whole shrimp exports to China, which would free up shrimp for local processors and increase their export value.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). Vietnam May Limit Shrimp Exports to China to Free Up Raw Materials for Domestic Processors. Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email michaelramsingh@seafood.com). Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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