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Commerce Secretary meets Chinese Vice
Commerce Secretary meets Chinese Vice Minister in Beijing

BEIJING.Commerce Secretary, Dr.AnupWadhawan, was on a two-day official visit to Beijing last week.During the visitfrom 21st to 22nd January 2019, he had bilateral meeting with Mr. Zhang Jiwen, Vice Minister of General Administration of China Customs (GACC), for examining market access and quarantine issues for India’s agriculture and allied products.

During the meeting with Mr. Zhang Jiwen, Commerce Secretary appreciated GACC for expeditiously addressing long pending agricultural market access issues for Indian products, following the understandings reached on these matters at the Informal Summit in Wuhan last year between President, Xi Jinping and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Since that Summit, the protocol on exports of non-basmati rice was signed in June 2018 on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. GACC has also approved 6 Indian mills for export of rapeseed meal to China. The protocol on exports of fish meal and fish oil was signed during the visit of China’s Vice Minister of GACC to New Delhi in November 2018.

The GACC has also deputed experts to inspect Indian soyabean meal establishments and pomegranate orchards and pack houses in December 2018. The SPS Protocols for these products are at an advanced stage of negotiation..(UPDATED ON JANUARY 28TH, 2019)