China obliges Russian livestock breeders to film farms on video

Beijing has introduced a new requirement for breeders exporting products to China. Izvestia writes about this.

From now on, enterprises must organize video inspections of farms and demonstrate the results to the Chinese side. Without this, it will not be possible to register with the PRC Office for Certification and Attestation and obtain admission to export products to the country.

Previously, inspections were carried out in person before the admission of products from a new country to China. However, due to the closed borders due to the coronavirus, Beijing took such an unusual step.

The new rules will take effect from 2022 for exporters from all countries. At the same time, it remains unclear exactly how the video inspection should take place: in particular, it is not clear how long the inspection should take and what exactly the Chinese should watch.

Director General of the National Union of Poultry Breeders Sergei Lakhtyukhov said that so far the new requirement does not cause serious concerns in the industry. In turn, the head of the executive committee of the National Meat Association, Sergei Yushin, suggests that the PRC authorities want to make sure whether exporters are implementing antiquated measures in production.

On June 16, it became known that the Moscow Region rose to first place in the rating of meat exporters from Russia at the end of the first quarter of this year. “In physical terms, the export of meat products increased and amounted to 19.24 thousand tons. We have almost doubled the export of meat products compared to the same period last year, ”said the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the region, Sergei Voskresensky. He clarified that China has become the main importer of meat products near Moscow.

On March 4, it was reported that there was a shortage of hatching eggs at Russian poultry farms, which could lead to a reduction in production and an increase in prices for finished products. Poultry farmers complained that many enterprises do not have their own reproducers and are forced to buy hatching eggs abroad, but their cost has doubled in a short period of time.

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