Serbia to export meat and dairy to China

Serbian Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic and the Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China, Zhang Jiwen signed an agreement in Belgrade which will enable the export of pork and dairy products to the Chinese market, as well as the memorandum on cooperation covering export and import of food products and food safety.

Minister Nedimovic said that what remained to be done was to sign an agreement on phytosanitary protection. He expects the first Chinese inspection to take place in the upcoming months and that Serbian products will become available in the Chinese market by the end of the year, the Ministry of Agriculture says in a press release.

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He also underlined that the expected all of that to take place by the Shanghai agricultural fair, held in November.

“The signing of these documents has strategic importance for Serbia in agriculture, due to the opening of the Chinese market to pork and dairy products,” Nedimovic told the press after the signing.

He went on to say that the opening of the Chinese market was exactly what Serbian producers wanted and pointed out that the next step for him was to inform his Chinese counterparts about Serbian companies that expressed interest in exporting to China in order for the Chinese inspection authorities to commence inspection of these companies and their facilities in line with the procedures outlined in the agreement.

“The Chinese market is attractive because they are the largest pork consumers in the world. The volume of export of pork and dairy products will depend on the market situation, our offers and prices,” Serbian Agriculture Minister concluded.

(Vecernje Novosti, 17.06.2019)




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