Ukraine aims to export meat to China

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The Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine announced that Ukraine began consultations with China in relation to conditions of export of Ukrainian meat products to the People’s Republic of China. It is expected that such consultations will be successful and result in approval of export of Ukrainian meat producers by relevant Chinese authorities.

From its side, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine organized a special working group which will assist Ukrainian producers of lamb, beef and poultry meat in matters of export of such products to China and related quality requirements.

In addition, the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine also announced that there are ongoing consultation with China in connection with export of Ukrainian fruits and berries to the People’s Republic of China. Moreover, according to the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Chinese authorities are currently finalizing permits for export of Ukrainian sunflower oil on the territory of China.

We note that in 2015 China became the biggest importer of Ukrainian food products. The amount of imported Ukrainian food was around USD 889 million with the predominant share of import of corn.

Ukraine also aims to strengthen its business and trade cooperation with China through implementation of a new trade route between Ukraine and China, which is designed for transportation of goods avoiding the territory of the Russian Federation. On 15 January 2016, the first cargo was loaded on a ferry in the Ukrainian port of Illichivsk to be transported to China via Black and Caspian seas and railway routes through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The cargo reached the Chinese border within 16 days.

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