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Qatar lifts ban on frozen seafood from India

Qatar has lifted its temporary ban on the import of frozen seafood from India, paving the way for enhanced export and improved bilateral relations with the West Asian country, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.

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According to the statement, the ban was imposed last year in November just ahead of the FIFA World Cup following the alleged detection of Vibrio cholera from a few consignments from India.

China Also lifted the suspension of Indian seafood exports:

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Earlier this week, on February 14, Beijing lifted the suspension of 99 Indian seafood-processing exporters after acknowledging India’s assurance over source control. MPEDA along with other agencies had played a crucial role in getting lifted Beijing’s suspension of a total of 110 units since December 2020.

India’s Increasing Seafood Exports:

The lift on the suspension of the 99 seafood processing units was done on February 14 and is expected to raise India’s export of marine products by 5 per cent to 10 per cent in the next financial year.

Chairman of The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA): D.V. Swamy

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