Ukraine eyes up exports to China

by Editor
Monday, August 26, 2013

Ukraine could start exporting meat and meat products to China by the beginning of next year, according to the minister of Agrarian Policy and Food for Ukraine, Mykola Prysyazhnyuk.

Prysyazhnyuk revealed that Ukrainian authorities are currently working on the approval and certification of Ukrainian poultry exports in China.

According to experts, China could become the biggest market for Ukrainian meat products in the foreseeable future. Ukraine's Ministry of Agriculture and Food estimated that the possible volume of meat exports to China in the coming years could reach 200,000 t per year, which would give a powerful impetus to the development of Ukraine's meat industry.

Therefore, in the eyes of the government, the Chinese market is more attractive than the European market, where Ukraine will be able to export only 20,000 t of meat, with the possibility of increasing that to 50,000 t in coming years.