China approves several produce import protocols
August 10 , 2015
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Four new fresh crops from two different continents have been approved for the Chinese market, where authorities have have also struck an access deal with South Korea.
In a release published last week, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine’s (AQSIQ) said it would allow imports of Sri Lankan bananas, South Korean grapes, Thai wax apples and Ethiopian soybeans.
The release included protocols for the four products, as well as a protocol agreed upon with South Korea for the export of Chinese litchis.
Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said bananas were widely cultivated in his country and had good export potential in the Chinese market, website Economynext.com reported.