After 6 years of the ban on access to the neighbouring market of Argentine shrimp, Brazil has re-activated imports of this crustacean.

The Brazilian Court of First Instance revoked the precautionary measure instituted in 2013 by the Brazilian Association of Shrimp Farmers (ABCC), which prevented access to Pleoticus muelleri, alleging a sanitary risk while favouring local shrimp farmers.

Although Argentina has the go-ahead for exporting again and Brazil means an opportunity to bolster dispatch of shrimp, the companies in the sector appear cautious regarding the re-opening of the industry until the first sales are made.