On November 3, 2018 in Beijing (People’s Republic of China) the Rosselkhoznadzor representatives headed by Rosselkhoznadzor Deputy Head Konstantin Savenkov took part in expert consultations of the 22nd session of the Russian-Chinese Commission for Preparation of regular meetings of heads of government.
The parties discussed measures to promote exports of finished dairy products and frozen poultry meat and poultry by-products from the Russian Federation to China. Notably, they agreed on a procedure for exchange of lists of establishments authorized to export dairy products or frozen poultry meat to the markets of two countries as well as on a list of information pertinent to the matter.
The Chinese party undertook to promptly send its position on veterinary certificate for poultry meat exports from Russia to China.
On November 6, 2018 Shanghai (PRC) hosted a plenary session of the Russian-Chinese Commission for Preparation of regular meetings of heads of government.
In terms of cooperation in agriculture the parties reached agreement on a phased opening of markets for agricultural products, promoting participation in agricultural events (congresses, expositions) and gradual boosting of business cooperation of two countries in the industry.
The parties highlighted the importance of the Protocol of the 7th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Permanent Working Group on Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary Surveillance, Phytosanitary Control and Food Safety signed on September 7, 2018 in Sochi and reaffirmed their commitment to implement it.
In the course of the Commission meeting the parties also negotiated a possible lifting-up of restrictions on exports of Russian beef for bones which were imposed earlier due to lumpy skin disease outbreaks in Russia and considered issues regarding Russian regionalization and compartmentalization for AFS and FMD (in terms of risk analysis during exports of pig and cattle slaughter products including by-products from Russia to China).
The parties deliberated the access of Russian finished meat products to the Chinese market and reaffirmed their intention to sign protocols on mutual exports of frozen poultry meat and dairy products.
As regards export boost of Russian crops to the Chinese market, the Chinese party will provide the information on the possible increase in number of Russian regions authorized to export wheat, corn, rice, soybean and rape to China till the end of 2018.
The parties stated again their intentions to agree upon and sign till the end of 2018 protocols on phytosanitary requirements for barley, beetroot pulp and soybean, rape and sunflower oil meal.
At the end of the meeting the parties expressed their hope for successful development of cooperation between the competent authorities in the veterinary field of two countries.
The parties signed a respective protocol at the conclusion of the session.
The Rosselkhoznadzor representatives also visited the 1st China International Import Exposition (CIIE) in Shanghai where products of different countries were presented. The Russian stand attracted a special interest from the visitors.