: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine allowed to export frozen beef to China

A protocol of veterinary requirements on exports of frozen beef from Ukraine to China has been approved by the sides, allowing Ukrainian farmers to ship this produce onto the Chinese market, according to the Ukrainian biosecurity and consumer protection service.

”Ukrainian beef now has an official access to the Chinese market. The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People`s Republic of China (AQSIQ) have signed a protocol of inspection, quarantine, veterinary and sanitary requirements to be applicable to exports of frozen beef from Ukraine to China,” the report reads.

Head of the Ukrainian agency Volodymyr Lapa will continue a dialogue with the Chinese side and discuss a number of issues during his working visit to China early in June, the service said.

”We are constantly in touch, working together. And the signing of the protocol is the result of diligent and hard work at all levels,” the service quoted Lapa as saying.

At the moment, the Ukrainian agency and representatives of AQSIQ are currently engaged in the process of approval of phytosanitary and inspection requirements for exports of some types of Ukrainian farm produce to China. These are, among other things, sunflower meal, beet pulp, dairy foods, poultry, eggs, honey, and other products.

As UNIAN reported, the Ukrainian biosecurity service announced in late March that China was interested in imports of Ukrainian beef and would verify the Ukrainian state system of safety production control.


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