Kazakhstan, China agree on export expansion
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.26
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Kazakhstan and China signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the area of plant quarantine and the Protocol on Requirements for the Export of Pork from Kazakhstan to China, Trend reports with reference to the press office of prime minister of Kazakhstan.
The signing took place during the meeting between Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Gulmira Issayeva and the Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China Wang Linjun.
The issues of expanding access of Kazakh goods to the China’s market were discussed and important documents were signed for the export of our products during the meeting, including the mentioned above memorandum.
In order to develop trade between Kazakhstan and China, as well as to implement the measures of the Roadmap signed between the General Customs Office of China and the Ministry of Agriculture Kazakhstan in November 2018, work is underway to coordinate the requirements for the export of Kazakh products to China. Out of 14 points on the Roadmap, six points have already been completed. In total, 18 protocols were signed, which allowed to increase trade between our countries.
According to the information, during first seven months in 2019, the commodity circulation of agricultural products between our countries grew by 24.5 percent and amounted to $297 million. At the same time, the export of Kazakh agricultural products to China grew by 41 percent in monetary terms and amounted to $196 million.
The top 10 products include cereals, flour, vegetable oil and oilseeds, cotton fiber, fodder crops, and confectionery. Promising products are meat, meat and dairy products, soybeans, corn.
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