Chinese Press Hints at More Crackdown on Lobster and Shrimp Smuggling Through Vietnam
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [163.com] Translated by Amy Zhong March 15, 2017
On March 7, Shenzhen customs seized another load of illegal seafood in a smuggling case. In total, there were around 34 cartons of lobsters weighing 1.07 tons. The smugglers planned to illegally bring in these lobsters through Wenjindu port of Shenzhen respectively at 14:05 and 14:10 that day. And they used two trucks which were documented as empty.
Similar seafood smuggling has been uncovered in China from time to time, despite relevant departments’ criminal take-down operations and documents released to cut tariff rates.
For example, one year after the implementation of the FTA between China and Australia, the tariff rates have declined or even been eliminated for Australian seafood. However, over half of Australian seafood still illegally entered China through Vietnam or Hong Kong in 2016...
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