Belarus hopes to enter the Chinese market with a proposal of a wide choice of food products, Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told media on 28 September, BelTA has learned. “34 dairies are currently open for supplies to the Chinese market. Six more meat and one baby food companies are pending decision,” the minister said…Full Article: Sept 2016

Key Points

  • By November 2016, Belarus’ Minister of Agriculture and Food expects China will approve export permits of Belarusian poultry, beef, and pork.
  • In 2015, Belarus exports just under US$15 million worth of food products to China.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In May 2016, China and Belarus reached a trade agreement on meat during Shanghai’s SIAL 2016 international food expo. Hong Kong would reportedly import meat by-products from Belarus. Chinese imports of Belarusian beef and poultry were still under negotiation at the time.
  • In April 2015, 12 Belarusian food companies were permitted to export dairy products to China. During the same month, China’s Hangzhou Wahaha Group (beverages and soft drinks) was exploring business/economic opportunities with Belarus.

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