23 May 2023 09:30

Russia's Damate to export CNY7 mln worth of halal products to Malaysia, prepping trial shipment

MOSCOW. May 23 (Interfax) - Damate Group, Russia's leading turkey producer, plans to export CNY7 million (about 80 million rubles) worth of halal products to Malaysia under an agreement with Malaysian company 3Bumi Trading, Damate told Interfax.

Under the agreement, which the companies signed at the Russia-Islamic World international economic forum in Kazan last week, Damate plans to ship poultry, lamb and beef, as well as their by-products and processed products.

Damate has already signed a contract to ship a trial batch and has begun preparations to send the first container with metal products.

"On the eve of the signing of the agreement, representatives of the Malaysian importing company visited Damate's turkey processing plant and plant for intensive processing of turkey in Penza Region and praised the level of production organization, advanced technology, veterinary and sanitary control and the halal management system at the plants," the company said.

Damate is preparing to soon undergo halal certification audits by bodies accredited by Malaysian Islamic development department JAKIM at its turkey product plants in Penza and Rostov regions and its lamb processing plant in the North Caucasus Federal District.

The company expects Malaysia to become an important part of its export strategy in Southeast Asia.

Damate Group, which produces turkey, duck and lamb and processes milk, has operations in Penza, Rostov and Tyumen regions and the North Caucasus Federal District. The group has more than 108,000 hectares of land in these regions.

The company's exports jumped 60% to 3.7 billion rubles in 2022.