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In news:

  • The Asian Tea Alliance (ATA), a union of five tea-growing and consuming countries, was launched on 19th April 2019 in Guizhou
    in China.


  • Members:Indian Tea Association, China Tea Marketing Association, Indonesian Tea Marketing Association, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Japan Tea Association.

Boosting tea trade

  •  ATA plans to work towards enhancing tea trade, cultural exchanges, technology exchanges as well as globally promoting tea.
  •  It will also work towards enhancing global consumption of tea, while creating a sustainability agenda for the future of Asian tea.
  •  The forging of this alliance comes close on the heels of the signing of a memorandum of understanding in December 2018 between the Indian Tea Association and China Tea Marketing Association.
  •  The two associations signed the pact to promote green and black tea consumption in major tea markets of Europe, the U.S., Russia and West Asia, besides India and China.

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