China has banned the import of whole Norwegian salmon from September 10 until importers can certify that the fish are free from infectious salmon anaemia as well as variants of the virus, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority said on Monday [8 September 2014]…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2014

Key Point

  • Norwegian processed salmon (i.e. no heads, gills, and entrails) will still be allowed into China and does not fall under the ban.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In January 2011, China agreed to make Scotland its preferred salmon supplier. This occurred shortly after the the Oslo-based Nobel organization awarded the 2010 Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

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