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All news / The largest Russian poultry producers enter the Chinese market

  • 04 Feb 2019, 09:23

23 Russian enterprises received the right to supply poultry products to China, reports Agroinvestor. According to the Rosselkhoznadzor, the list of poultry meat producers is posted on January 30 on the official website of the competent authority in the field of veterinary medicine in China.

“Currently, 23 Russian poultry processing enterprises have the right to supply their products to the Chinese market. When supplying poultry meat from Russia to China, products must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate for frozen poultry meat and offal exported to China”, the report says.

The right to export their poultry products to China was given, in particular, to Cherkizovo group - the largest poultry meat producer and the second broiler meat producer in Russia in 2017. The list includes Cherkizovo`s  Vasilyevskaya Poultry Factory (Penza Region), Lisko Broiler (Voronezh Region), Mosselprom and Petelinskaya Poultry Factory (Moscow Region). The list also includes the White Bird – Kursk, whose application for purchase by the FAS approved Cherkizovo earlier in January. “It is difficult to predict the volume of supplies now, but the estimated figure is at least 1 thousand tons per month,” told Andrei Terekhin, Cherkizovo’s head of export departmen. “First of all, we are talking about the supply of chicken paws and other by-products, that is, products that are not particularly in demand on the domestic market”, he added. Deliveries can begin no earlier than two or three months after all the necessary approvals.

Also, access to the Chinese market has been opened before the largest producer of broiler meat in the country - holding "Prioskolie, and also allowed to GAP Resource poultry farms. Permission to export to China was granted to the producers of turkey meat - the Damate Group and the Tula Krasnobor CJSC.  

Protocols on mutual deliveries of frozen poultry meat and dairy products were signed with China in early November 2018. Then the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev suggested that the first deliveries could take place by the end of 2018.  The Chinese market for Russian poultry producers was closed in 2005 after outbreaks of bird flu. At the same time, as Albert Davleev, president of Agrifood Strategies consulting company, noted, the requirements of the Chinese veterinary service for suppliers are extremely tough, so Russian manufacturers have a lot of work to bring their enterprises and products in line with the requirements of the Chinese market.