Domestic producers of meat products sent test products to China.Asel Egemberdiyeva, Deputy General Director of JSC “Center for Trade Policy Development “QazTrade”, told about it during the briefing at the Central Communications Service, reports World of NAN.
Last year, 35 food industry companies exported their products to China. Today, ice cream, condensed milk, cream and cheese are actively supplied to China.
“Now the process of including our meat participants: KazBeef, Kublei and Pervomayskiye Delicatessy in the register is being worked out. Assistance has already been provided in sending trial products from domestic companies. However, during the acceleration we faced a problem of exporters – it is insufficient production volume. The demand of Chinese importers for oils, meat and salt exceeds the capacity of Kazakh producers several times over. For instance, one Chinese company Luqioa Food Company from Shandong province has the annual demand for frozen beef of about 70 thousand tons, dried camel milk of 16 tons”, told Assel Yegemberdiyeva.
China is not the only direction where Kazakh producers can export. For example, exports of frozen meat have been redirected from Chinese markets to the Middle East. The safflower oil producer KazIrAgro temporarily switched from the Chinese market to Qatari and American markets.
Just the other day the program of the second stage of export acceleration started. Under the program, exporters will be able to enter the markets of Central Asia, the UAE and Russia. In addition, QazTrade assists in bringing Kazakh exporters to the Alibaba marketplace with a “golden account”. Currently, 100 companies trade on the site (50 of them entered the site at the beginning of the month).
“New markets have been developed through the site: Morocco, Israel, Europe, the United States. New export goods have appeared: natural feed additives for pets, health food products, etc.” – noted Assel Yegemberdiyeva.
Source : World Nan