Punjab State, Northern India, Signs Agricultural Agreements with China’s Jiangsu Province

Punjab today inked three pacts with China’s Jiangsu province to put the state on the fast track of agriculture diversification.  These MoUs were signed by the officials of Ocean and Fisheries Bureau of Jiangusu province, Punjab Government, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (GADVASU) in the presence

Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, Upset over Flood of Cheap Apples and Smuggled Garlic from China

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda met Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday [9 July 2015] and discussed ways of protecting farmers of Himachal Pradesh who are up against cheap Chinese apples and garlic. He said the Chinese apples with low import tariff and garlic with zero duty were being dumped in

China Lifts Ban on Indian Rapeseed Meal

China will lift a ban on Indian rapeseed meal imposed three years ago due to quality concerns, China’s quarantine authority said on Wednesday [20 May 2015]. Both countries had signed a sanitary protocol and agreed to ensure Indian meal meets Chinese standards, China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ),

India Attempts to Address China Trade Imbalance with Fresh Produce Exports

India has several times raised the issue of market access to China for agricultural products. India-China bilateral trade stood at $75.5 billion, but the ballooning trade deficit in Beijing’s favor, which rose to about $40 billion in 2011-12, has raised concerns among Indian authorities. “India has consistently been raising the issue of market access and