China set to ban Indian seafood from June 1

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    KOLKATA/AHMEDABAD: Seafood exporters from Gujarat and Maharashtra are at a loss as China has decided to stop imports of Indian seafood on quality grounds from June 1. India has been excluded from the list of countries that have cleared China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ( AQSIQ) certification norms for the export of aquatic products. Seafood exporters have decided to move the commerce as well as agricultural ministries on the issue.

    Rajarshi Banerjee, director of Razban Seafood, said: "It is a matter of concern and we will shortly take it up with the ministry. We have been barred to export to China on quality grounds." China had published a notice on the implementation of administrative measures of inspection, quarantine and supervision on the entry and exit of aquatic products in May 2011. Even as India did not figure in the list of approved countries published in October, it is said to have not acted on it.

    China had approved 27 countries that conformed to conditions. Of these, seven - Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar and South Korea - are from the Asian region. Ten nations from Europe, seven from the American continent and Australia and New Zealand also figure in the list of approved countries. TR Patnaik, vice president of Seafood Exporters Association of India, said: "China's decision will affect seafood exporters of Gujarat and Maharashtra the most. Seafood exporters from eastern India will not take much hit as they do not cultivate the kind of fish that are imported to China."

    With the country's largest coastline of 1,600 km and a large continental shelf, Gujarat, the largest exporter of fish in both quantity and value from India, has seen an increase in demand from China. "The association will be taking the matter to the agriculture minister and we expect the Indian government to bring the issue to Chinese government officials," said Seafood Exporters Association of India's Gujarat unit president Kishanbhai Fofandi who added that demand from China -- which is a big market of cheap ribbon fish and croaker -- has increased. Chinese traders have been paying better prices for high-valued items like silver pomfret, cuttle fish compared to the European buyers.
     
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  3. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    A large quantity of seafood import (from India) is done in transit via Hongkong
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Oh good thing they might push all the stuff into the domestic market
     
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    Exactly:drool::megusta::cmegusta::bounce:

    Low priced good quality sea food for us :yey:
     
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    This is good news. Seafood prices should come down.
    We should retaliate by banning whole lot of stuff...give the domestic industries a boost.
     
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    Some posts moved here.
     
  8. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    China has a huge trade surplus with India

    So we can penalise them easily with anti dumping duties on some products which are currently flooding our markets
     
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    Unless you can justify your banning!

    Obviously, China set up a rule of quality on seafood importation. There are plenty of countries' product reach that standard while indian product failed. So, if you want to ban any chinese product, that is fine. But you have to prove there is a reasonable ground and it is the same for every other country.
     
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    ^^

    Given the quality of cheap Chinese batteries, bulbs and other electronic paraphernalia, it should be be difficult to ban half of what India imports from PRC. If there is a will, there is a way.
     
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    lemontree Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    There are many issues that are over looked due to the volume of imports. Some example:-

    - We do not buy made in China sweetsor chocolates.
    - The King long buses are known to catch fire without warning.

    Safety issues and toxicity of materials used...are good enough reasons.
     
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    You don't know china wants power of world they ban google then Made in china baidu comes facebook block then other made in china comes mean they want become independent Country.
    its good for china.

    currept indian politics they buy from other country even we can made them (like. Tetra trucks )
     
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    Except shrimps, I dont see much variety in sea foods in chinese cuisine...

    Is it me alone or there are others too who feel that way ?
     
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    I think you are alone. I went to Taiwan and they offered from sharks and squids

    What you eat in India is NOT Chinese at all!
     
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    Yes, whatever edible, even raw sea urchin with wasabi. Squid / Tuna is particularly popular here. But not aware India is a big origin. Instead import mainly from Nordic or Brazil.
     
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    So, just as I said, you can ban any chinese product as long as you have a reasonable ground and this ground must be applied to every country's product.
     
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    Yes, Chinese products are of poor quality if you only want pay a poor price.
    And another thing is indian products are either worse on quality or overcharged based on the quality. That is why you are have a trade deficit.
     
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    Indian made batteries, bulbs, fuses, etc., cost a lot more and also last a lot more than cheap Chinese duds.
     
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    we huge options of baning chinese guds
     
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    Yes, you can make these products. But obviously, your customers prefer Chinese products. So, either you are wrong or they are stupid.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Some poor people who cannot afford the expensive items often go for cheap Chinese products. They are neither wrong, nor stupid, just helpless.

    As I said, cheap Chinese products are shoddy!
     

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