According to the Vietnam Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Control Department, the complicated development of Covid-19 in Guangdong (China), which makes many cities in this province such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhanjiang, etc. strengthen pandemic prevention and control measures at seaports.
Particularly, the Zhanjiang Port Group Joint Stock Company, the port management and operation enterprise, has decided to stop receiving frozen goods, mainly seafood from 11 countries: India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Mongolia from June 20th to July 15th. The main reason was that the port’s cargo handling and circulation capacity is affected by the implementation of measures to strengthen epidemic prevention for employees and workers at the port.
When receiving information through the website of Undercurrentnews newspaper, the Vietnam Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Department said: “This is the decision of the port management and operation enterprise. So far, there have been no similar regulations by the Guangdong management agency or the Chinese government on this.”
The department suggested that export seafood processing enterprises proactively capture information, monitor the situation and take countermeasures to avoid difficulties and obstacles in the process of exporting seafood to Zhanjiang port. At the same time, enterprises must strictly comply with instructions on food safety conditions and Covid-19 prevention when exporting goods.