Brazil stops importing Vietnamese tilapia pending TiLV virus screening

February 22, 2024

Brazil has halted importing Vietnamese tilapia while waiting for the screening results for risk of infection with tilapia lake virus (TiLV), the Department of Quality, Processing and Market Development under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced. The suspension, which started on February 14, will last until there is a conclusion on the screening for the risk of contracting TiLV among Vietnamese tilapia, as the virus can be transmitted from tilapia of one country to that of another, the official said. Following the notice, many Vietnamese exporters have ceased exporting tilapia to Brazil, the department said. The agency has advised Vietnamese processors of aquatic products for export to Brazil should strictly comply with regulations of the importing country. The Netherlands took a lead in importing tilapia from Vietnam, accounting for nearly a half of the total volume of Vietnamese tilapia exports, followed by the U.S.Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

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