Russia plans to start exporting poultry and pork to China before the end of 2017, Russian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Evgeny Gromyko said.
“We are at the closing stage of talks on application of regionalization principles,” Gromyko told Russian News Agency TASS. “The Chinese side does not object to deliveries of Russian poultry and pork.
Russia has already been able to export some pork to China, but sales have been lower than hoped.
In late July, a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of China made a trade visit to Russia, reported Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.
Both sides addressed concerns about animal and avian diseases, with a particular emphasis on foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever and lumpy skin disease.
China has been a particular country of interest in terms of a destination for poultry and pork exports. Earlier this week, officials from Belarus stated that the country intends to start shipping poultry to China by the summer of 2018. In the U.S., a non-partisan group of U.S. senators wrote to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him to push the Chinese government to end its ban on the sale of U.S. poutry products.
Russia expects to start pork and poultry supplies to China in 2017
KRASNODAR, August 11. /TASS/. Russia plans to start deliveries of pork and poultry to China by 2017 year-end, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Evgeny Gromyko told TASS on Friday. 'We are at the closing stage of talks on application of regionalization principles. The Chinese side does not object to deliveries of Russian poultry and pork,' the official said.