Disease-free Certification Requirement Set for Shrimp Exporters

Disease-free Certification Requirement Set for Shrimp Exporters

28 Aug 2017

In Vietnam, shrimp processors and exporters have faced difficulties in exports due to the increasingly strict technical barriers related to disease-free certification requirement put up by importing countries. Recently, six countries — Australia, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and Mexico—have said they would only buy shrimp products with disease-free certification in accordance with World Organization for Animal Health regulations or other authorized certification agencies.  The above markets account for 25 percent of Vietnam’s total shrimp exports, which is valued at 800 million USD a year.1

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