Singapore opens market for frozen crustaceans and molluscs from Brazil
Published Aug 25, 2023
The Brazilian government is pleased with Singapore's decision to approve the importation of frozen crustaceans and bivalve molluscs from Brazil. This is significant because Singapore has a high per capita consumption of these products and imported around $937 million worth of fish in 2022. The approval is a result of collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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The Brazilian government expressed satisfaction with the Singapore government's announcement of sanitary approval for the importation of frozen crustaceans (such as shrimp and lobster) and bivalve molluscs (such as oysters and mussels) from Brazil. The international health certificate in force, which was renegotiated, already allowed the export of fish from extractive fishing and aquaculture. This announcement is particularly significant given the high per capita consumption of these products in Singapore, which is around 22 kg of overall fish per year. In 2022, Singapore imported around US$937 million worth of fish, mainly from Malaysia, China and Norway. Of the total, approximately US$ 223 million was spent on crustaceans and US$ 115 million on ...