Imported food rises in China's Tianjin in 2019

TIANJIN, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Imported food value exceeded 84 billion yuan (about 12 billion U.S. dollars) in northern China's Tianjin Municipality in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 63.35 percent, authorities said.


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Tianjin was among the country's biggest importers of meat, dairy and plant oil last year, according to Tianjin Customs. The city imported 1.86 million tonnes of beef, mutton, pork and poultry, the second-highest in the country in 2019.

Tianjin Customs streamlined procedures for imports, but also enhanced supervision with a variety of measures.