Chile has reached a deal with China to keep the flow of salmon shipments moving in the wake of the coronavirus health crisis, Chile's National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) said.

The move replicates deals signed recently with Brazil and Argentina.

Under the deal with Chile's South American neighbors, salmon farmers and other exporters of foods for human consumption are able to file phytosanitary paperwork through a five-step online process overseen by inspectors on both sides of the customs border.