|Producers exported about 2,000 tons of shrimp to Europe annually.|
It has done so on the pretext that the State Veterinary Organisation has not submitted documents on shrimp tests on time. Currently, European Union does not purchase Iranian shrimps, said Shabanali Nezami Baluchi, according to the Fars news agency.
He explained that although the State Veterinary Organisation has dispatched documents on the safety of shrimps six months ago, the EU has yet to respond.
The official recalled that producers exported about 2,000 tons of shrimp to Europe annually. He said that given the production and export rates, there was no need for new markets. However, after the EU ban on Iranian shrimps, new markets should be found for this product, he said.