Uzbekistan and China sign a protocol, opening up the Chinese market for Uzbek melon and honey
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Embassy of Uzbekistan in China is actively working to promote domestic products on the Chinese market. As part of the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan to China, a package of bilateral agreements was signed on 27-28 August 2019.
Among them, in particular, are the “Protocol on Phytosanitary Requirement for the Export of Melons from Uzbekistan to China” and “The Protocol on the Inspection, Quarantine, Veterinary and Sanitary Controls Regarding the Supply of Honey from the Republic of Uzbekistan to China”. The documents were signed, on the Uzbek side, by Uzgoskarantin and the State Veterinary Medicine, and on the Chinese side - by the PRC Main Customs Directorate.
According to the information of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the PRC, in the light of the signed protocol, entrepreneurs are opening new opportunities to increase exports to China, and for producers and farmers to increase revenues from the supply of their products to the Chinese market.
At the same time, products exported from Uzbekistan to China must meet sanitary and hygienic standards, phytosanitary rules and the requirements provided for in the Protocols. To establish export of their products to the Chinese market, Uzbek manufacturers can contact the Embassy of Uzbekistan or Uzgoskarantin and the State Veterinary Medicine, which, according to the adopted protocols, are called upon to form lists of suppliers in accordance with the requirements of the PRC.
China has strict controls on goods imported into the country, providing importers / manufacturers with controlled quarantine access to inspect products. During the inspection, the Chinese authorities pay attention mainly to the problem of the presence of plant pests and whether there is a risk of the spread of these pests. Both parties must agree on the content of the inspection protocol and quarantine of the relevant products that will be exported to China. Upon reaching an agreement, both parties sign and confirm the content and format of the sanitary certificate and veterinary certificates.
Work on expanding the range of exported Uzbek goods to China continues. In the near future, permission is expected to receive millet, dried hot pepper, dried melon, dried cherries, dried prunes, dried dzhigida, as well as beef and poultry, in particular chicken legs, the Embassy said.