China lifts ban on French wine

19 August 1999

China lifts ban on French wine

CHINA has lifted a two-week ban on imports of French wine, which Beijing feared might have been contaminated with “mad cow” disease as a result of using blood during processing.

France welcomed the move, saying that wines produced using this process had not been exported.

Chinas wine ban is the latest in a long line of restrictions on imported food made this year. Critics say the bans have been imposed to protect Chinese agriculture.

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