China and Norway signed agreements on seafood

Norway’s government has signed agreements with China’s government on May 20 in Norway to facilitate in importing Norwegian salmon, fishmeal and oil to China’s market, according to the report by Undercurrent News, news agency publicizing seafood business news.

The deal on salmon was signed to renew the agreement first signed in 2017. The duration of each agreement lasts for two years at a time. China and Norway also inked an agreement that will facilitate Norwegian to import fishmeal and oil in China’s market.

Norwegian fisheries minister Harald Nesvik said that these agreements will profit both China and Norway because the deals will be deployed to reach the demand for Norwegian seafood in China that has been growing increasingly in recent years.


“The increase in seafood consumption in China is greater than the annual production in Norway. It says a bit about how important this country is.

“The agreement ensures predictable market access for Norwegian salmon to China. In addition, it is a symbol of the cooperation and the good contact we now have with the Chinese authorities,” he continued.

Moreover, Undercurrent News reported that China’s goverment has removed its sanctions on salmon imports from three Norwegian companies consisting Leroy Seafood Group, Nordlaks, and SalMar that were banned in 2015 because infectious salmon anemia has been detected.

“We have worked intensively to have the restrictions on Leroy, Nordlaks and Salmar lifted,” said Norwegian minister Nesvik. “I am glad that we have now found a solution. This means that these three companies will have access to the Chinese market.”

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