Prawnmaster was under the impression from IDH Shrimp Tails reporting that these logistics practices had stopped in Holland with the automatic peelers with processing aids for locally caught brown shrimp.
I would recommend that EU holds Vietnam farmed omnivorous vannamei shrimp to same import duties (tax rate) as all other countries for a non endemic commodity grown vannamei.
I would recommend only zero duty rate for vannamei shrimp from countries where vannamei shrimp is endemic.
Of course farmed carnivorous Black Tiger (Monodon shrimp) – is native to Vietnam so should get zero duty on that shrimp into EU. Great market opportunity. Focus commodity vannamei USA and larger BT mondon to EU and Japan. India is already strong in EU/UK.
Otherwise we will start seeing market distortions what with Europe being the world’s largest consumer.
BTW….the 0% duty rate offered on farmed shrimp from Vietnam into EU was said to be a trade off for better IUU fishing compliance, regulation implementation and general crackdown on illicit practices disallowed in EU – and by extension their long value chain. But used now to spurn Vietnamese to battle India in the Shrimp Wars.
Harnessing big data to fight shrimp diseases and allay investor fears…..
Solution being good husbandry, quality input products, no anti-biotics.
Overblown in relation to target farmer audience….and end consumers……however sustainability at all levels of industry wellcome.
Prawnmaster wishes narrative moves on from disease (to more pressing problems). Quality assurance and regulatory compliance.
Oh, and growing demand.
Of course picture of cigala from Scotland. Gamba roja from Denia is the shellfish that hit €200+
Well of course – you won’t find chicken, beef or dairy promoted at Boston Seafood Show either now would you…….as expected and crying foul will not help.
Was it not just easier for Evergreen to get an exclusive supply contract for 60,000 MT of shrimp out of NAQUA in Saudi and fund the opex?
3 5 2 law in China. Will mean linkages on import, trade and suchlike will have to align.
Add in a US/China trade war and a long term distance sourcing China strategy.
No doubt China will also be looking to develop it’s own shrimp certification, source traceability and food safety systems.
US developed certifications, IBM Foodtrust and even US equipment may not be the most welcome for business continuity and trade into China.
Different technology will need to be offered. Or at least a bolt on overlay.