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Results of negotiations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the General Directorate of Customs of the People's Republic of China on export of Russian grain to the Chinese market

Before the 2nd round of consultations on the identification and lifting of restrictions in trade, economy and investment between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation held negotiations (on July 18) with the General Directorate of Customs (GDC) of the PRC on admission of Russian grain products to the Chinese market and expanding the list of Russian regions from which Russian exports are allowed.

The parties noted an increase in the export of Russian grain products to China, as well as the beginning of supplies of oats, buckwheat, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, for which the relevant protocols have been signed on November 1, 2017.

The General Directorate of Customs of the PRC reported on the volumes of annual imports of grain products to China: about 90 million tons of soybeans, 4 million tons of rapeseed, 3-4 million tons of maize are imported; and, taking into consideration the large capacity of the grain market, expressed interest in increasing imports of Russian grain products.

It is worth noting the discussion of the existing regionalization system for such crops as wheat, soybean, maize, rice and rapeseed. In particular, the representatives of the General Directorate of Customs informed about the readiness, after the provision of relevant information by the Russian side, to consider the possibility of conducting a phytosanitary risk analysis for all subjects of the Russian Federation, based on which it is expected to conduct on-site audits in 2019.

Also the General Directorate of Customs reported on the final stages of the procedure for the analysis of phytosanitary risks for wheat grown on the territory of the Kurgan Oblast.

During the meeting, the Chinese side was given draft protocols on barley and beet pulp, revised according to the comments of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Further discussion of the draft protocols is planned within the framework of telephone negotiations after their consideration by the GDC representatives.

In conclusion, the parties agreed on the possibility of holding the 7th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Permanent Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary Surveillance, Phytosanitary Control and Food Safety in September 2018.

The delegation of the Rosselkhoznadzor also participated in the second round of consultations under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Commerce of China during its working visit to China, during which the Russian party reported on the agreements reached with the General Directorate of Customs (GDC) of the PRC on regionalization and in particular, on the readiness of GDC to consider the possibility of expanding the list of regions from which the export of Russian grain products is allowed. This refers not only to approval of 1-2 subjects of the Russian Federation, as before, but of all the regions of the country, for export of wheat, soybean, corn, rice, soya and rape seeds to China, after submission of the information necessary for the analysis of phytosanitary risks and on-site audits.

 

Jul 20, 2018

Categorys: Events , Surveillance of the quality and safety of grain , Import. Export. Transit