Russia will send the first batch of chicken in containers by rail to China, according to the Russian Export Center (REC).
"Chinese customs agreed to let pilot containers of chicken meat from Russia across land borders and carry out control procedures at the destination station. Preparations are underway for sending the first shipment of chicken from the Moscow region by rail, it is scheduled for April," the press release said.
According to Alevtina Kirillova, project manager for the development of export logistics at the REC, sugar, dairy and confectionery products, juices, and water are traditionally delivered to China from agricultural products by rail. But the export of poultry products went by sea. The passage through the land borders was closed, since the Chinese side did not have the necessary infrastructure to receive cold perishable goods, she explained.