28 Feb 2024 10:35

Three Russian companies secure right to export pork to China - Rosselkhoznadzor

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - China's General Administration of Customs (GACC) has registered three Russian pork producers, allowing them to export pork products to China effective February 28, 2024, Russian plant and animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reported.

Products produced after the registration date will be accepted for shipment.

The applications from the Russian enterprises were approved by the Chinese side in the country's CIFER registration system.

"The approval of the appropriate veterinary certificate and certification of Russian enterprises was the final step towards opening the Chinese market for pork shipments," the statement says.

The Miratorg Agro-Industrial Holding, the Velikoluksky Meat Processing Plant and Tambovsky Bacon (part of Rusagro ) received the right to export their pig products to China, Rosselkhoznadzor told Interfax.

As reported, on December 19 in Beijing, during the 28th regular meeting of the heads of government of Russia and China, Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert and the Head of the GACC Yu Jianhua signed a protocol on the inspection, quarantine and veterinary and sanitary requirements for pork exported from Russia to China. This document opened up the first opportunities for Russia to supply China with pork since 2008.

Chinese specialists inspected a number of Russian companies interested in supplying pig products to the Chinese market in December 2023.

In January of this year, The GACC announced it had authorized the import of pork (including edible pork by-products) from Russian that meets the relevant requirements.

The National Union of Pig Producers expects Russian pork could potentially reach 10% of all exports to China in the coming years.