Russian Milk Exports To China May Begin In 3rd Quarter Of 2019 - Trade Representative

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Russian Milk Exports to China May Begin in 3rd Quarter of 2019 - Trade Representative

BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th December, 2018) Russia's Trade Representative in China Sergey Iniushin told Sputnik in an interview that the first deliveries of Russian milk to the Asian country were expected to be carried out in the third quarter of 2019.

In early November, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) and the General Administration of Customs of China signed protocols on veterinary and sanitary requirements for the bilateral deliveries of frozen poultry meat and dairy products.

"The first milk carton will appear on a Chinese shop shelf; and it will be done with the direct involvement of our trade office. We include achieving such a result in our KPI [key performance indicator].

This will be a landmark event for us. We want to achieve this by the third quarter," Iniushin said.

The trade representative also noted that it was important to bring a Russian exporter and a Chinese importer, interested in Russian milk, together in order to achieve this goal.

At the same time, Iniushin highlighted that the Chinese market was specific and complex, as it was closely regulated.

Dairy products trade between Russia and China will include cow's milk, goat's and sheep's milk, as well as products made from milk, in particular, condensed and non-condensed cream, buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, whey, butter, cheese, cottage cheese and casein.

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