RUSSIA, Moscow. Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant, part of Cherkizovo Group, has joined the National Union of Meat Processors. Union membership will allow the Group to coordinate efforts with other industry players to deal with government agencies.
Uniting over 80 meat producers from across Russia, the NUMP is a business advocacy group, which lobbies government agencies on behalf of the meat industry and promotes meat products among consumers. The Union has been working with the government to abolish some of the redundant and outdated industry regulations and to put forward amendments to the Customs Union’s Technical Regulations. The Union also aims to build greater trust between producers and retail chains.
“The major objective of the Union is to incorporate the majority of Russia’s meat producers into its ranks. Union membership of industry heavyweights, such as the Cherkizovo Group, is an important step towards building a strong business association,” said NUMP Executive Director Ekaterina Luchkina.