Salmon exports from Chile have been stopped, following a customs strike which began on May 24th. The decision to strike involves grievances over staffing issues, working hours and retirement benefits. This has limited exports and imports of all goods, including salmon.
Felipe Sandoval, chairman of the Association of the Chilean Salmon Industry (Salmonchile), said the strike represents a loss of image and reputation due to the inability to meet commercial commitments.
Sandoval added that most problems for salmon producing companies are due to limitations and delays in the export of fresh products, mainly to the USA and Brazil.