Self sufficiency ‘achieved’ in grain seeds: China

China’s grain output has exceeded 650 million metric tonnes for six consecutive years and the country has basically achieved self-sufficiency in terms of grain seeds, political adviser Wan Jianmin said during an interview to before the opening of the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that will […]

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India likely to impose anti-dumping duty on certain kind of steel imports from few countries


The government of India is likely to impose anti-dumping duty for five years on certain type of steel products from few countries, including Japan and Korea, to guard domestic players from cheap imports on recommendation from the Commerce Ministry. According to a notification by the ministry’s investigation arm DGTR, the duty “is recommended to be imposed for […]

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Global crude steel output up 6.6% in Nov to 158.3 million tonnes; China up 8%, India 3.5% – Worldsteel


World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.3 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2020, a 6.6% increase compared to November 2019, the global industry body said, adding that many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production update. In Asia, […]

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Japan clears Indian ‘Black Tiger’ shrimps for imports


Japan has allowed import of giant tiger prawns from India. It has completely lifted inspection of Indian ‘Black Tiger’ shrimps after export consignments of this delectable prawn variety were found totally free from any residue of synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone, state-run Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said. Black Tiger shrimp, commonly known as the […]

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India, Japan, Australia planning to widen the ambit of proposed supply-chain pact to mitigate China’s growing influence


To counter China’s dominance in world trade, India, Japan and Australia are planning to increase the scope of their proposed supply-chain partnership to include more like-minded countries in the Indo-Pacific region. In September this year, trade ministers of India, Japan and Australia had decided to launch an initiative later this year to achieve supply-chain efficiency […]

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