SL to export fish to China
By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in China headed by Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona has struck a deal to export fish and fish products to China from 1 July. The Embassy in Beijing said China’s General Administration Customs of China (CACC) Health Certificate for Sri Lanka will enable the approved fisheries and aquatic products to enter the lucrative market in China and even encourage Sri Lankan business to expand their productions.
The Embassy further noted the approval by the CACC with Health Certificate for improving fisheries products to China will encourage Sri Lankan business to expand their production to China.
In the backdrop where the EU Parliament had adopted a resolution warning they will re-examine the GSP Plus concession for Sri Lanka for apparel and fish etc., due to lack of commitment to implement their recommendations that Sri Lanka had undertaken to do, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing said their Commercial Section has been working closely with the GACC to assist Sri Lankan fish exports to access the booming Chinese market.
The renewed Health Certificate must be presented to the Chinese Customs with their products from July 1, 2021 by fisheries product exporters from Sri Lanka to China. All processed fisheries products exporters are required to use the updated version instead of the old certificate. The Sri Lankan mission in Beijing said the 120 copies of the new certificate must be provided urgently as samples to the GACC and that the Embassy will assist in this regard.