Kazakhstan plans to increase pork exports to China
It is expected that Kazakhstani pig-breeding enterprises will be included in the Register of the State Customs Administration of the PRC.
The pig-breeding industry of Kazakhstan has great potential for increasing the export of products to China, Azattyq Rýhy reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Trade and Integration (MTI) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Early August, an online seminar on the development of the pig-breeding industry in Kazakhstan was held with the participation of representatives of the large Swiss company SUISAG.
Cooperation with Switzerland is one of the most promising areas for the Republic of Kazakhstan. The potential for increasing pork exports is estimated at USD 780-1,100 million, mainly to the Chinese market.
In general, the seminar was held within the framework of organizing and preparing the Kazakhstani pig industry for entering the market of the People's Republic of China.
An important event for the industry was the signing in September last year of a protocol with the State Customs Administration (STU) of the PRC on the requirements for the export of frozen pork to China, a veterinary certificate was also agreed, and Kazakhstan's pig breeding enterprises are expected to be included in the Register of the PRC GTU.
At the beginning of June 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan sent an updated list of 34 Kazakhstani enterprises to the State Technical University of the PRC, consisting of 30 meat processing and four pig breeding enterprises.
Another equally important advance was the receipt in May of this year of the International Epizootic Bureau's certificate that Kazakhstan was recognized as a country free from classical swine fever. Thus, today all the necessary base has been created for the export of frozen pork to such a large market as China.
During the seminar, the representative of SUISAG, Matteo Eppley, told the representatives of the Kazakh pig industry about the existing opportunities for exporting pork to China, existing obstacles and barriers, as well as certification issues and other opportunities to increase exports. In addition, he shared the experience of Switzerland in the development of pig breeding activities and current achievements. Matteo Eppley also presented his recommendations for the development of the pig industry in Kazakhstan.
About 20 Kazakhstani enterprises took part in the seminar. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Switzerland, the co-organizers were JSC "CRTP" QazTrade ", the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the trade mission of the Embassy of Switzerland in the Republic of Kazakhstan.