Ban on imports of Chinese milk and milk products extended by a year
The Dollar Business Bureau
India had imposed a ban on milk and milk products being imported from China starting in 2008 and since then has been extending it.
The ban which expired on June 23 this year was extended for another year i.e till June 23, 2018 as per notification no., 10/2015-2020 dated June 22, 2017, issued by the DGFT.
It was found that the milk products (including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/confectionary/food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient), including milk imported from China, contained toxic products that are used for making plastics and fertilisers.
India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of milk and milk products. According to the National Dairy Development Board, milk production in 2015-16 was 155.5 million tonnes.