Category Archives: Trade Disputes

NFI Statement on announcement of Tariffs on Chinese Seafood in current trade dispute: ‘Please, demonstrate real leadership’

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Maine lobster industry urges Trump not to consider imposing tariifs on seafood imports from China

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WTO complaint filed: “Shipments of Pangasius from Viet Nam to the U.S. have long been unfairly targeted for trade restrictions by U.S. producers” – Vietnam

Continue reading WTO complaint filed: “Shipments of Pangasius from Viet Nam to the U.S. have long been unfairly targeted for trade restrictions by U.S. producers” – Vietnam

BREXIT ‘protracted uncertainty’: UK Food industry lobby upset about UK Gov’t not doing ‘right thing’ re. “the right for all EU workers [feeding the nation] to remain”

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CHINA deal: No salmon will be exported from Norwegian plants where PD, ISA, Gyrodactylus are suspected or detected; Fishmeal & fish oil requirements next…

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CHINA to re-open its borders to world’s #1 salmon producer: Agreement signed between Norway and China

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SCOTTISH Government “await[ing] further developments” on potential £200m U.S. ban of Scottish farmed salmon re. seal culling; Also “a matter for individual companies”…

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“ASIA will continue to capture a larger share of salmon exports as soon as market access for Norwegian salmon to China is normalized”; Q1 2017 figures

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BREXIT & ‘FRICTIONLESS’ tariff-free UK-EU trade wishes… Coalition of UK food supply chain bodies outline joint priorities on trade

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EU committee rejects Swedish attempt to have American lobster declared an invasive species; Maine industry pleased…

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BREXIT: British [sea]food industry tells new PM she needs to be “protecting UK competitiveness and securing a skilled workforce for the future”

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INVASIVE Species, trade & lobbying: Massachusetts lawmakers write to Obama Administration to fight Sweden’s attempt to ban EU imports of live American lobster

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EU “analysing the improvements made by Thailand to combat IUU fishing”… “will decide whether or not to impose a ban” [soon?]

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“PROMOTING sealing as a sustainable industry”; Canadian Federal Government supports economic development of Nunavut’s indigenous seal industry

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‘BETTER than expected 2015’: Norway’s seafood exports more than doubled in past 10 years, +8% in 2015 alone despite Russian import ban

Norway exported NOK 74.5 billion’s (Euros 8.319 billion) worth of seafood in 2015, two thirds of which comes from farmed salmon & trout exports; and representing globally 8% (NOK 5.8 billion) more than the record year of 2014. “In a year with trade restrictions in several markets and an import embargo in Russia, the result was better than expected. A weak Norwegian krone, combined with good demand for fresh products in particular, contributed to a new export record for Norwegian seafood,” says Terje E. Martinussen, Managing Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). The export price for fresh whole Norwegian salmon has varied in 2015 between NOK 38.37 per kg in May and NOK 51.26 per kg in December. The average export price in 2015 was NOK 42.87 per kg. This is NOK 1.86 per kg or 4.5 per cent higher than in 2014, and the highest export price achieved since 1988. Continue reading ‘BETTER than expected 2015’: Norway’s seafood exports more than doubled in past 10 years, +8% in 2015 alone despite Russian import ban

FURTHER Russian restrictions on imports & sea lice challenges lead Lerøy to state that Q3 results “weaker than indicated by market expectations”

Continue reading FURTHER Russian restrictions on imports & sea lice challenges lead Lerøy to state that Q3 results “weaker than indicated by market expectations”

LEROY Seafood Q2 2015: “Challenges remain for trout” following Russian ban; LSG is world’s largest trout producer

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