Myanmar crop growers seek China’s certification for more crop export

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Myanmar’s Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association is seeking certification from China for export of eight more kinds of crops legally through more border gates, according to the association Friday. The eight kinds of agricultural products include avocado, pomelo, banana, pineapple, elephant foot yam, jackfruit, rambutan and lemon.

Currently, only five kinds of agricultural products such as rice, water melon, muskmelon, mango and plum are on the list approved by Chinas General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to be exported through Muse border gate.

Those eight kinds of crops not included in the permitted list before were exported illegally to China and were seized, so the association is seeking permission to export the crops legally through more border gates such as Kanpiketee, Lwejei and others in addition to Muse, said the association chairman U Soe Than Min Din.

What’s AQSIQ?

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) is a ministerial, administrative organ directly under the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in charge of national quality, metrology, commodity inspection, entry-exit health quarantine, entry-exit animal and plant quarantine, import-export food safety, certification and accreditation, standardization, as well as administrative law-enforcement.

Source:  Xinhua/ Photo: AQSIQA

 

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