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India Opts to Extend Chinese Milk Ban

18 June 2013

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards of India has announced an advisory that the continuation of an imports ban on Chinese milk, milk solids and all associated food preparations containing dairy products, is to be maintained.

The announcement came on June 11 and any subsequent prohibition will be in place either until June 22 or 2014 or upon further orders, whichever comes sooner.

Based on a cursory review of an announcement, the extension of a milk imports ban from China will extend an embargo on-going since September 24 2008.

Subsequently reissued, the ban, last updated on June 24 2012 will be subject to ‘improvements in the situation’.

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