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Aquaculture
`India, a distant second in global aquaculture output'
CHINA accounts for a significant 67 per cent of the global aquaculture production, relegating India to a distant second position with a meagre 6 per cent contribution, Infofish, the FAO sponsored organisation has reported.

Commodities
Registration of edible oil import contracts mooted
IN order to smoothen the import trade in edible oils and to safeguard the interest of revenue, importers have recommended registration of import contracts with a competent agency.

EU team to China upbeat on peanut quality upgrade
A 3-MEMBER European Union team that visited China last month has expressed optimism that higher quality peanuts will be available from the origin, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the United Kingdom. The EU, which is currently the third la rgest importer from China, has been concerned over the level of contaminants in imports.

Foreign Trade
Egypt lifts ban on Indian meat
MUMBAI: Egypt has lifted the suspension on imports of Indian meat, imposed on March 20 following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the UK.

Plantations
Cardamom exports may swell on good demand
IF the present trend in the international market is any indication, the exports of cardamom during the next season could cross 2,000 tonnes as against official figure of 1,500 tonnes.

Tea
Review of auction centres -- Tea Board scouting for consultant
THE Tea Board is in the process of selecting a consortium to take note of the happenings in the tea market, particularly at the auctions.


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