The Vice Minister, General Administration of Customs of China (GACC), Hu Wei, recently led a six-member delegation to India to discuss various issues of market access for different products like milk and milk products, agricultural products like soy meal, fruits and vegetables, tobacco and pharmaceutical products for which India has been seeking market access from China. Departments of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and Health and Family Welfare and associated agencies participated in the meeting held today New Delhi and at the end of the meeting, an agreement was signed which formalizes the consensus reached by both sides on hygiene and inspection requirements of fish meal and fish oil to be exported from India to China. This has cleared the decks for the export of export of fish meal and fish oil to China.
China imports fish oil to the tune of USD 143.29 million, and fish meal to the tune of USD 263.43 million. In the last six months, this is the second product to get clearance from China. A few months ago, during the meeting of two leaders in Wuhan, the protocol for Indian rice export to China was signed.