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India, China conclude trade talks on market access


and have successfully concluded talks on examining market access and issues for India's agriculture and allied products, it was announced on Monday.

The two countries signed the protocol for exports of Indian tobacco leaves to last week. Quality tobacco on par with international standards is available in at competitive prices, and there is good potential for export of Indian tobacco to

was on a two-day official visit to on January 21 and 22 during which he met Zhang Jiwen, according to an official statement.

Wadhawan appreciated the (GACC) for expeditiously addressing long-pending agricultural market access issues for Indian products following understanding reached at the informal summit in last year between and

The revival of the with China will pave the way for revival of Indian tobacco exports to China and prove economically beneficial to Indian farmers. The recent period has thus seen significant progress in market access for a number of agricultural and allied products from

The government has requested the GACC to expedite market access for other products like okra, soyabean, bovine meat and

Wadhawan also met at of Commerce to discuss the progress made under (RCEP) negotiations and efforts to strengthen bilateral trade.

A protocol on exports of non-basmati rice was signed in June 2018 on the sidelines of (SCO) summit. GACC has also approved six Indian mills for export of rapeseed meal to China. The protocol on exports of fish meal and was signed during the visit of GACC's to in November 2018.

The GACC has also deputed experts to inspect Indian soyabean meal establishments, pomegranate orchards and pack houses in December 2018. The for these products are at an advanced stage of negotiation.

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First Published: Mon, January 28 2019. 14:57 IST