Latvia’s major diary producer Food Union group said on Tuesday [6 September 2016] that it plans to further expand milk sale to China. The group plans to export 300 tons of milk to China for 3 million euros, and next year to increase sales to 10 million euros, said the group’s CEO Normunds Stanevics at a Tuesday meeting of the Latvian government…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Sept 2016

Key Points

  • By June 2017, Latvia’s Food Union expects construction on its yogurt factory in China to be completed.
  • In 2015, Latvia’s dairy producer, Food Union, began exporting ice cream to China.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In June 2015, China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) granted export permission to 11 Latvian canned fish producers.
  • In late May 2015, Russia banned imports of canned fish (e.g. canned sprats) from Estonia and Latvia over alleged food safety concerns.
  • In August 2014, Russian banned agricultural imports, including fresh produce, from various Western countries over sanctions relating to the Ukraine crisis.
  • In June 2014, officials from Latvia and China signed an agreement on quarantine and veterinary requirements regarding Latvian beef and mutton exports to China.

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