China yet to give okay to eight rice traders

China has yet to respond to a request made by the Ministry of Agriculture to add another eight local rice traders to the list of 26 that have passed quality control tests to export rice to the Chinese mainland. “Eight local rice traders are still waiting to be evaluated by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine [AQSIQ] despite two requests made directly to Beijing by the Ministry,” said Hean Vanhan, director-general of the general directorate of agriculture in the Ministry of Agriculture. Mr. Vanhan told Khmer Times that AQSIQ was probably delaying the evaluation because the eight traders did not have their own rice mills.
“From our perspective we want more traders to export rice to China so that our rice exports are boosted,” he added.

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