Customs authorities in south China’s Guangdong Province announced Wednesday they have arrested 29 suspects in a crackdown on red wine smuggling…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017

Key Points

  • Huangpu Customs (Guangzhou) seized 490 MTs of smuggled of wine. The smugglers were active in the Guangdong cities of Zhuhai, Dongguan, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
  • In March 2017, Huangpu Customs uncovered four companies that were suspected of smuggling red wine via the southern ports of Huangpu, Gongbei, and Guangzhou.
  • Since 2011, approximately 2,000 MTs of red had been smuggled into China via Macau and other locations.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In June 2017, China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) carried out an anti-rice smuggling (originally sourced from Myanmar and Vietnam) operation in the provinces of Yunnan, Guangdong, Hubei and Shaanxi, as well as Chongqing Municipality. Approximately 2,000 MTs was seized as a result.

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