China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, New Zealand Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said on Thursday [22 June 2017]. Access has been approved by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) for New Zealand premises to export bovine blood products, such as bovine protein and serum, to China, following successful negotiations between AQSIQ and New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)…Full Article: June 2017

Key Point

  • According to the New Zealand Primary Industries Minister, exports of bovine serum and protein products to China could be worth up to NZD 50 million (USD 36.3 million) annually.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Bovine serum and protein products (aka bovine serum albumin) are primarily used by pharmaceutical laboratories for cell culture growth. It applications include enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests and developing vaccines.

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