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Australian lobster held up in Chinese customs: trade group

Seafood faces tougher inspections at time of rising bilateral tensions

SYDNEY -- Shipments of Australian lobster to China have encountered customs delays in recent days, an industry body here said Sunday, in a possible new sign of trade tensions between the two countries.

China has increased inspections of imported Australian lobster, according to the Seafood Trade Advisory Group, which said the new checks appear related to health and compliance.

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