Chile is set to sign seafood treaties with China at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing to further facilitate Chilean seafood imports to China, Chilean officials said Wednesday [5 November 2014]. Raul Sunico Galdames, head of Chile’s fishery and aquiculture administration, told Xinhua that his country will ink cooperation deals with China to ramp up quality supervision, inspection and quarantine on Chilean aquatic products, which will greatly improve customs efficiency once implemented…Full Article: The Global Times Nov 2014

Key Point

  • In 2013, China primarily imported frozen seafood from Chile such as salmon and kelp.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2009 to 2013, mainland China (excl. Hong & Macau) imports of Chilean seafood (HS 03) averaged approximately 24,100 MTs per year. The bulk of seafood imports were frozen fish (by volume), followed by molluscs (e.g. oysters, mussels, scallops, etc.).

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