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CHINA ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON SEAFOOD (INCLUDING SALMON) SMUGGLING

Intafish AND Undercurrent News on 6th April reported that Chinese authorities claimed to have broken up a “massive” scheme to illegally import the fish via Vietnam which illegally imported Norwegian salmon worth up to $98.4 million.  The raids also uncovered seafood products from Indonesia, Ecuador and West Africa, as well as beef, chicken and pork,

https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2018/04/05/chinese-police-uncover-salmon-smuggling-operation-worth-100m/

Undercurrent News had already reported on 1st February that –

BOOM IN ‘GREY TRADE’ DRIVESVIETNAM’S SEAFOOD IMPORTS FROM $25 MILLION TO OVER $5 BILLION

It described Haiphong as a hotbed of smuggling, also referred to as the “grey trade” or “grey channel”.  Based on an Undercurrent News analysis of international trade data and information from industry sources, smuggling is the main reason behind Vietnam’s increase in seafood imports from $25 million in 2001 to over $5 billion in 2016; a rise unmatched in…

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  1. The only news here is that Chinese officials busted a transnational ring. Everyone has always known that the black market trade in beef, pork, chicken, fish and seafood into China from other countries through Vietnam is a thriving business.

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