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US detention of Indian consignments may hurt shrimp exports

USA is the major importer of Indian seafood with a share of 28.46 per cent in terms of US dollar

Nirmalya Behera  |  Bhubaneswar 

In a setback to seafood exports, the United States of America (USA), the largest importer (value wise) of Indian marine products has stepped up the testing measures for consignments shipped from India. Trade sources say more than 140 shipments were detained by USA for testing of presence of antibiotics and bacteria which may impact exports to the country. "The number of detentions in a single month in January is unprecedented. It has sparked panic among the exporters. The government needs to exert pressure on US at the bilateral relationship level on the move as it may give ...

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