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China Plans For Nationwide Cold-Chain

30 July 2010

CHINA - A national commission is drawing up a plan to establish a plan for cold chain logistics of agricultural produce across the country by 2015.

On 28 July, in accordance with the Plan to Readjust and Rejuvenate Logistics issued by the State Council, the Development Plan for Cold Chain Logistics of Agricultural Produce compiled by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) was formally released.

According to an official source, in the six-year Development Plan starting in 2010, objectives, main tasks, key projects and safeguards are laid out, based on the analysis of the current situation and problems, for the development of cold chain logistics of agricultural produce, such as fruits, vegetables and aquatic products.

According to the Development Plan, by 2015, the state will establish a number of large-scale, efficient and modernized trans-regional cold chain logistic centers, and foster the growth of core enterprises with a strong capacity for resource integration and international competition, so as to promote core technologies and preliminarily build a well-established streamlined service system with a proper layout, advanced equipment, regulated operational management, and a sound system of technical standards.

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