Uzbekistan to begin supplying agricultural products to China

Business Materials 27 April 2019 12:36 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27

By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:

China is completing the procedures for the admission of Uzbek melons, lemons, pomegranates and grapes to its market, Trend reports via Uzbek media.

Representatives of the inspection "Uzgoskarantin" and the Minister of the Main Customs Administration of China Ni Yuefeng discussed this topic in Beijing.

During the talks, the procedure for considering the issuance of a phytosanitary permit for the export of melons to China was discussed.

The Chinese side noted that on the basis of the technical information received from Uzgoskarantin, a pest risk analysis has already been completed. The final step, in accordance with the Chines law, is to send Chinese experts to inspect the melon fields.

Following the results, a protocol will be signed and permission to import these products from Uzbekistan will be granted.

Moreover, the text of the Program of Cooperation between the two departments for 2019-2020 was agreed.

It provides that the Chinese side will grant permission for two years to export melons, pomegranate, grapes, lemon and other products to China from Uzbekistan.

The parties agreed to sign the program during the visit of the Deputy Head of the Main Customs Department in the first half of May to Tashkent.

The parties discussed issues of cooperation in strengthening the infrastructure capacity of Uzgoskarantin.

Ni Yuefeng noted that as part of the implementation of the interdepartmental agreement signed on November 6, 2018, the Chinese side is preparing a mechanism to assist Uzbekistan in improving the work of laboratories.

To create a more convenient logistics route for export, the Uzbek side raised the issue of exporting agricultural products, including cherries to China from Uzbekistan through the Khorgos border points (on the China-Kazakhstan border), Irkeshtam (on the China-Kyrgyzstan border) and Alashankou ( on the China-Kazakhstan border).

Representatives of the Chinese Quarantine Service noted that in a short time they will study the infrastructure of these border points for the possibility of phytosanitary control and will inform the Uzbek side of the results.

At the same time, permission was obtained for the export of fresh pepper and sweet cherry to China with the definition of two methods of disinfection: cold processing and fumigation.

In order to legally fix this issue, a protocol on phytosanitary requirements was signed between the two departments.


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