The Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) is advising its members not to export products to China, after several companies were slapped with temporary suspensions over the past month.

At least 70 seafood exporters have been issued temporary export suspensions over the past few weeks, after authorities in China detected a “new coronavirus nucleic acid” on some packaging of frozen product, according to SEAI Secretary-General Elias Sait.

“Some containers are coming back and some of them are not coming back – it is not clear what the current status is,” Sait told IntraFish.