Chile has reached an "unprecedented" deal with neighboring Brazil 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.

For the duration of the crisis, salmon farmers and other exporters of foods for human consumption will be able to file phytosanitary paperwork through a five-step user-friendly online process overseen by inspectors on both sides of the customs border.