Kazakhstan to come to an agreement with China on rape meal and alfalfa exports


Kazakhstan’s Ag Ministry intends to widen the range of export products for the Chinese market. In particular, a Chinese inspection is going to visit Kazakhstan in April 2018 for examining Kazakh farms and plants which want their rape meal and alfalfa to get access to the Chinese market, reports UkrAgroConsult on the basis of Atameken Business Channel portal.

In addition, Kazakhstan and China have agreed to hold a joint inspection of corn and barley growing farms in June 2018.

As a reminder, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China and the Agriculture Ministry of Kazakhstan signed a protocol on phytosanitary requirements to export wheat parcels in 2015. Similar protocols regarding soybeans and wheat bran were signed in 2016 and March 2017, respectively.

According to UkrAgroConsult, China is the main end markets for a number of Kazakh oilseeds and oilseed products. This season’s exports from Kazakhstan to China included 95.9 KMT of sunseed, 5.8 KMT of sunmeal and 16.1 KMT of sunoil. In addition, Kazakh crushers shipped 11.8 KMT of linseed oil and 10.3 KMT of rape oil to China in the current season.



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