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European Union likely to tighten norms for seafood imports from India

Date 07-Oct-2017
Subject European Union likely to tighten norms for seafood imports from India

KOCHI: Indian seafood industry is afraid that the European Union may introduce some restrictions on imports from the country ahead of the visit of an expert team from EU for audit of seafood units in November. Some even fear a ban.

Though the visit of EU delegation is a biennial feature, this time it has assumed significance due to rejection of a few Indian seafood consignments of farmed shrimps by EU countries in the last one year mainly because of detection of antibiotics residues.

“Europe unlike other countries has zero tolerance limit for antibiotics,” said Kenny Thomas, a seafood exporter and former vice president of Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI). “They have raised the scale of sampling from 10% to 50% in the last six months, which could be the reason for more rejections,” he said.

“A ban is not tenable under the WTO laws,” Thomas said. “What we fear is that they may go for 100 % sampling.”

Source: Economictimes.indiatimes.com

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