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MoFA warns against spread of carcinogens in some Chinese products ‘imported’ by Kuwait

Tea, coffee thermos mugs most recent examples

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has alerted the goods monitoring agents in Kuwait about the spread of carcinogens in some Chinese products and other goods imported by Kuwait from various countries, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources.

The sources have stressed on the need for the concerned authorities to play an active role to help prevent the entry of such goods.

The sources pointed out the warning was issued by the Foreign Ministry at the request of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Beijing, which said: “Based on the embassy’s duties in the followup on everything related to the Kuwaiti-Chinese relations, and the recent information on the presence of carcinogens in some goods exported by China to the State of Kuwait,” and the most recent examples are tea and coffee thermos mugs.

The embassy suggested that a committee be formed to look into this issue in coordination with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to prevent the export of any kind of such goods to the State of Kuwait because they contain carcinogens or radioactive materials.

The embassy pointed out the importers should be required to obtain a document to prove the products or goods are free of carcinogens or any materials harmful to health in general. Moreover, the embassy said such products should be certified ‘free of carcinogens’ by China’s Ministry of Health and the Kuwaiti embassy and consulates in China.

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