COLOMBO (News 1st); The supplier of Chinese Organic Fertilizer says that the tests conducted by SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore confirmed that the product does not contain any pathogens, including Erwinia.
Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd, the Chinese organic fertilizer manufacturer, said that the Hippo Spirit bulk-carrier with 20,000 MT of Organic Fertiliser reached Singapore for tests to be carried out by SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd.
The Hippo Spirit ship carrying Chinese organic fertilizer that was rejected by Sri Lanka reached Singapore on the 10th of September.
The Hippo Spirit carrying the rejected Chinese fertilizer left Sri Lankan waters on the 4th of December, after more than 70 days of moving around the country.
The purpose of the Hippo Spirit heading to Singapore was to test samples and to go for arbitration.
China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd said the test results will be used in its arbitration case.
China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., Ltd has demanded 8 million US dollars in compensation from Sri Lanka including production and shipping costs.
They have argued that Sri Lanka had violated the deal to purchase organic fertilizer.