On November 7, Tianjin Port received notifications from Dezhou, Shandong and Taiyuan, Shanxi that packages of imported frozen food from Tianjin Port tested positive for the coronavirus. At the same time, one confirmed case was found in Tianjin, a stevedore of a cold storage.
The Tianjin government immediately sealed and checked the relevant cold storage, and screened the relevant people, vehicles and goods involved.
Affected by the above incidents, the customs clearance of imported frozen products at Tianjin Port is currently delayed, the cold storage is temporarily closed for management, and the circulation of related products is also suspended to cooperate with the investigation of government departments, and Beijing, Hebei, Shandong, Liaoning and other areas radiated by Tianjin Port are also undergoing emergency investigations of related goods.
Tianjin Port is very important port for imported frozen products in China. Imported frozen meat accounts for nearly one-third of the country’s meat imports. Following the Dalian and Qingdao port incidents, the Tianjin port incident will inevitably cause imported frozen products to face More strict inspection. At the same time, the high risks and uncertainties of imported frozen products have also increased the concerns of Chinese importers to a certain extent.
At present, Tianjin Port has not announced specific supervision measures for imported frozen products. It is believed that with further investigation and research, the customs will announce soon.