April 25, 2016: India has barred import of milk and milk products, convinced mobile phones and a hardly any other items from China after judgment them sub-standard or not subsequent security codes.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha, “India banned import of milk and milk products from China as their quality was unacceptable”
Sitharaman said –“some mobile phones, which do not carry International Mobile Station Equipment Identity number or other security features, and some steel products have also been banned from importing from China”
"Complete ban of import from any country is not possible now due to WTO rules even if we have problems diplomatically, territorially or militarily," she said.
The Minister further, “ India's trade deficit with China stood at USD 48.68 billion amid 2015-16 and the total bilateral trade was USD 65.16 billion during the period” She added,"Increasing trade deficit with China can be attributed primarily to the fact that Chinese exports to India rely strongly on manufactured items to meet the demand of fast expanding sectors like telecom and power, while India's exports to China are characterised by primarily and intermediate products,"