- The unscientific detection method and conclusion of NPQ in Sri Lanka do not comply with international animal and plant quarantine convention
Controversy involving fertilizer imports from China took a dramatic turn yesterday when the Chinese company, in a lengthy statement, disputed sample testing done here saying the unscientific detection method and conclusion of National Plant Quarantine in Sri Lanka obviously does not comply with international animal and plant quarantine convention.
Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Lt, issuing a statement through the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said it had participated in the bidding and had won the bid successfully. It was officially listed as a qualified supplier for Tender No. IFB No.SMOF/OFPR/2021/1 on August 11, to supply 99,000 tons of organic fertilizer to Sri Lanka.
The statement said, “After being awarded the tender, Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group signed contracts with the buyers through a local biding agent in Sri Lanka, and strictly fulfilled the contract. It overcame many difficulties, such as busy international and domestic orders, soaring global raw material prices, tight shipping schedules and berthing space, high sea freight cost and so on, and gave priority to ensure the production and delivery of the tender contract for Sri Lanka. After the buyer issued Letter of Credit (L/C), Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group shipped the organic fertilizer which comply with the quality requirements on September 23rd according to the time schedule required by L/C (before September 25th).