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Canned Seafood Can Be Competitive Without “Dumping”

Anfaco-Cecopesca (Spanish National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish and Seafood) held its annual meeting in Vigo (Galicia) yesterday. At the meeting, during which medals were awarded in recognition of help to the Spanish canning sector,  Albert Nunez Fejioo, president of the Spanish Xunta, stated that “Canned seafood can be competitive without ‘Dumping’”.
According to Feijoo, who presided the meeting, competition within the canning sector is possible without resorting to the practice of “dumping”, as is commonly done by countries that do not play by the rules. He did not mention any countries specifically.
He emphasized that the Galician canning sector does not need to “dump” its products, but instead concentrates on marking its Galician origin on the seafood products, it being equal to a “guarantee of quality” .
Feijoo stated that the Spanish seafood processing sector is not “a leader by chance”, or the result of government subsidies, but purely the result of “taking chances, innovating, competing and winning”.
Last week, Anfaco opposed the negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Thailand. Anfaco-Cecopesca is of the opinion that Thailand is the main competitor of the Spanish seafood canning industry and wants the European Commission to exclude canned tuna from these negotiations.
Anfaco sees this as a condition to preserve the competitiveness of the Spanish tuna processing industry and European seafood canning sector.