Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 18:39:36
In pursuance of the Head of State’s order to increase export potential, the Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva met with the Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Linjun.
During the meeting, issues of expanding access of Kazakhstani goods to the PRC market were discussed, and important documents were signed for the export of our products. This is the Memorandum of Cooperation in the area of plant quarantine and the Protocol on Requirements for the Export of Pork from Kazakhstan to the PRC.
In order to develop trade between Kazakhstan and the PRC, as well as to implement the measures of the Road Map signed between the General Customs Office of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in November 2018 between the departments in Shanghai, work is underway to coordinate the requirements for the export of Kazakhstani products to China. Out of 14 points on the Roadmap, 6 points have already been completed. In total, 18 protocols were signed, which allowed to increase trade between our countries.
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 of Kazakhstan in Shanghai in November 2018, the departments are working to coordinate the requirements for the export of Kazakhstani products to the PRC. Of the 14 points of the Roadmap, 6 have already been completed. A total of 18 protocols have been signed, which has increased the turnover between countries.
So, over the 7 months in 2019, the commodity circulation of agricultural products between our countries grew by 24.5% and amounted to $297 million. At the same time, the export of Kazakhstani agricultural products to China grew by 41% in monetary terms and amounted to $196 million.
The top 10 products include cereals (wheat, barley), flour, vegetable oil and oilseeds, cotton fiber, fodder crops, and confectionery. Promising products are meat, meat and dairy products, soybeans, corn. Kazakhstan agricultural products are very much appreciated in China for their high quality, environmental friendliness and naturalness.
Obtaining access for Kazakhstani products to the Chinese market is important not only to increase trade, but also to attract Chinese investment in the processing of agricultural products in Kazakhstan.