China is currently enforcing strict rules about food importation because of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
China is currently enforcing strict rules about food importation because of the coronavirus. Photo: AP

US-China relations: America’s lobster exporters braced for Lunar New Year hit as orders dry up despite 2020 recovery

  • Lunar New Year is typically one of the busiest parts of the calendar for US lobster shippers, who send millions of US dollars to China every year
  • China bought around US$95 million in lobsters from America in 2020 until November having fallen to about US$51 million for the whole of 2019

China is currently enforcing strict rules about food importation because of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
China is currently enforcing strict rules about food importation because of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
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