After the United States established an 11.7% anti-subsidy tariff for Ecuadorian shrimp entering its market, the country’s exporters expect Brazil to reopen the Ecuadorian shrimp purchase to offset the impact of the tariff.
Brazil suspended Ecuadorian Shrimp income since 2009 due to sanitary reasons and multiple cases of “white spot” on shrimp. However, the domestic shrimp industry ensures that the sanitary barrier is unjustified since Brazil also presented cases of “white spot”.
According to Jose Camposano, president of the National Chamber of Aquaculture, Brazil has a production shortfall of over 30,000 tons of shrimp a year so the Ecuadorian shrimp could be considered. “Brazil has two years analyzing whether to lift the barrier or not,” said Camposano.