Guizhou aims for largest tea exporter title

Source:Xinhua-Global Times Published: 2018/8/28 18:33:40

Southwest China's Guizhou Province has set a target to become the country's largest tea exporter by 2020, exporting 50,000 tons annually.

Combining ecological advantages of high altitude, low latitude, less sunshine and low pollution, Guizhou had the country's largest tea plantation area of 478,000 hectares at the end of 2017.

The provincial agricultural commission on Monday said it will support local tea companies to expand exports to overseas markets, including the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East. Some exporters will get additional tax rebates. Meanwhile, it will welcome domestic and overseas tea trading firms to set up processing bases or workshops in Guizhou to boost exports.

Finlays, a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd, has started construction on a tea processing plant in the Guizhou county of Sinan, with an annual processing capacity of more than 20,000 tons.  


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