Sri Lanka to export bananas to China


Aug 09, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s agricultural ministry is to sign an agreement with China to supervise quality in bananas that will be exported to China, Government Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

The agreement on phytosanitary requirements for banana exports will be signed between China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Quarantine Service of the island’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Banana which is widely cultivated in Sri Lanka can also be exported after local consumption, Senaratne said.

China has proposed to enter into a protocol between the two countries in respect of Banana exports from Sri Lanka and the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal made by the Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake to enter into the protocol in this respect.