November 13, 2013


China and Chile sign agreement to ensure safety of fishery products



China's General Administration of Quality Supervision and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Chile's National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which aims to strengthen the trade relation and guaranty the safety of the fishery products between the two countries.


The MOU will facilitate the exchange of information, thus helping the two agencies ensure the health status of the imported and exported fishery products between China and Chile.


The agreement also allows the two counties to set up joint working groups to standardise inspection protocols, quarantine requirements and share technological and professional knowledge.


Deputy Director of AQSIQ, Lin Wei, commented, "Chilean products have a high reputation in China. In recent years the Chilean fishery products have also found a very good reception, especially salmon."


Foreign Trade Deputy Director of Sernapesca, Cecilia Solis, said the two agencies will set up a technical working group to cooperate on the control of fishery imports and exports, and will soon conduct a pilot project with chilled salmon.