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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2562
ANSWERED ON:  12.03.2018
Import of Buffalo Meat by China
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:-


(a) whether China has decided to import buffalo meat directly from India, revisiting its earlier procurement through Vietnam;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Chinese officials have conducted inspection of over 18 abattoirs in India processing buffalo meat to global standards; and
(d) if so, the details?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(SHRI C. R. CHAUDHARY)

(a) & (b) China has signed veterinary protocol for import of bovine meat with India in May, 2013. However, the protocol has not been implemented till date. The Chinese authorities have suggested for creation of FMD (Foot and Mouth Disease) free zones as per OIE (Office International des Epizooties) guidelines to consider bovine meat import from India.
(c) & (d) No, Madam.The AQSIQ (Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) inspection team from China visited India during 12th – 22nd October, 2015 to verify the FMD control programme of India. The Chinese expert team visited Directorate of FMD control program at Mukteshwar, Animal Quarantine station at New Delhi and held discussions with Department of Animal Husbandry of Punjab and Telengana besides inspection of FMD Vaccine production unit and laboratory in Bengaluru & few integrated meat processing plants in Hyderabad and Punjab.
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