15 companies based in Shandong province are allowed to export frozen poultry to Russia after a 5-year ban.
Poultry producers from the province of Shandong, China, are clear to export frozen poultry to Russia after a 5-year ban due to an outbreak of avian influenza in 2014.
Last year, Russia and China signed the protocols on veterinary and phytosanitary requirements for the supply of frozen poultry meat and dairy products between the two countries that allows producers from this area to resume their poultry exports to the neighbouring country.
15 Shandong-based enterprises licensed to export frozen poultry to Russia have been listed on the official website of Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia, according to Xinhua.netagency.
Last year, poultry producers from Shandong have exported 40,840 tonnes of frozen poultry, ranking as the first province in the country and accounting for one-sixth of China's total poultry exports.
Regaining access to the Russian market can help the companies in the area to upgrade the export structure, which has focused on processed poultry for the past 15 years.