Kazakhstan is preparing to export fresh stone fruits to China
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan has signed a protocol with the General Administration of Customs of China to establish phytosanitary requirements for the export of fresh stone fruit crops from Kazakhstan. This agreement means that Kazakh stone fruit exported to China must comply with Chinese phytosanitary laws and regulations, health and safety standards, and must not contain quarantine pests or soil. This adds to the existing protocols between Kazakhstan and China for the export of various crop and livestock products.
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According to the department, in early November, after negotiations with the Minister of Trade and Integration Arman Shakkaliev in Beijing, the General Administration of Customs of China expressed its readiness to purchase stone fruit crops from Kazakhstan. Read also: In the agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan they intend to increase the share of processed products to 70% The signed Protocol states that for export, Kazakh fresh stone fruits (including peaches and apricots) must comply with Chinese phytosanitary laws and regulations, health and safety standards. Products must not contain quarantine pests and be mixed with soil. All orchards and packaging enterprises wishing to export stone fruit crops to China must be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and approved by both the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State Technical University of the People's Republic of China. “Packed stone fruits should be stored in the ...