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The supply gap lasts for two months, and the price of imported shrimp may usher in a surge

Since customs in various places began to strictly inspect the containers of white shrimp imported from Ecuador, the customs clearance time has been significantly extended, and the volume of cargo released from the port has dropped significantly. Superimposed on the information from the Boston exhibition, there may be a gap of about two months in the domestic supply of frozen shrimp, which may cause prices to rise. grow rapidly.

A Shanghai importer told UCN: "Now that market risks have been fully diluted, oversupply will no longer occur, and undersupply will become a new problem. The port inspection speed is slow, and there are not many containers coming out one after another. Everyone We have less and less inventory on hand.”

According to information from the Boston exhibition, seven Ecuadorian factories have suspended shipments to China, involving several companies including Santa Priscila (3 factories), Songa, Exportquilsa, Procamaronex and Omarsa. The specific number of returns has not been announced. These factories have submitted rectification reports and are awaiting verification by China to lift the ban.

Sandro Coglitore, general manager of Omarsa, said that all containers sent to China will be tested, which means that the inspection of sulfur dioxide and product labels will not stop before the ban is lifted.

"Starting from this year, China's order volume has dropped a lot." The above-mentioned importer said: "There will be a vacancy period of about two months in the country. Tomb-Sweeping Day and Labor Day are the peak consumption seasons. Domestic price increases are inevitable, and the increase is not high. It will be small. At the end of March, the United States will start to impose taxes on Ecuadorian shrimps, and the price quoted by the Ecuadorian factory should not rise or even fall. I am very confident about the market this year."

In addition, the "sodium metabisulfite" incident has gradually subsided. "Ecuadorian white shrimps were not exposed in the 315 program, and the preservative issue has gradually faded out of people's sight. No one said anything anymore, and people returned to normal consumption," he said.


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