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Hanoi (VNA) – The Aromnat Co., Ltd of Thailand fails to meet requirements for exporting parent white-legged shrimp to Vietnam, according to Vietnam’s Directorate of Fisheries.

Deputy General Director of the Directorate Nguyen Huy Dien said that was the outcome of an inspection of the Bangkok-based company’s operation conducted by the agency’s team late December last year.

In addition, the team found that Aromnat belongs to the same owner of Phuket-based Winaiphonoi company, which has been banned from selling parent white-legged shrimp to Vietnam since 2013.

The Directorate of Fisheries has requested the Animal Health Department to stopped issuing quarantine certificate to Aromnat’s shrimp until the company can prove their shrimp meet all the quality requirements.

Aromnat was one of four Thai companies exporting parent white-legged shrimp to Vietnam in 2014 and 2015. The other three were CP Merchandising Co.,Ltd, Aquaculture Promotion Co., Ltd and SyAqua Co., Ltd.

According to Deputy General Director Nguyen Huy Dien, the production facilities and breeding process at the other three exporters meet Vietnam’s quality requirement.

He added that the Directorate of Fisheries will send more inspection teams abroad in 2016 to check the quality of parent white-legged shrimp that foreign exporters ship to Vietnam.-VNA