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'EU shouldn't ban or blacklist seafood exporters over consignment issues'

EU increased sample size from 10% to 50% for testing seafood consignments from India unfair but kept the same at 10% for other exporting countries

EU mulls ban on seafood from India
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Nirmalya BeheraPTI Bhubaneswar
Indian authorities have urged the European Union (EU) neither to ban nor blacklist any seafood exporter immediately if they have found problems with just one consignment as this 'extreme' step would work against the interests of all the stakeholders in the industry.

"EU should issue a warning to the exporter, and give them reasonable time to remove the inadequacies before de-listing the company," said Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) A Jayathilak.

Jayathilak said this on Monday while chairing the EU-India Shrimp Dialogue organised in association with the Embassy of the Netherlands.

The session was part of the

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 5:44 PM IST

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