Russia agreed with China on the export of buckwheat and sunflower seeds on Chinese market

© RIA Novolipeck. Archival photoRussia agreed with China on the export of buckwheat and sunflower seeds on Chinese market© RIA Novosti

Russia agreed with China on the supply from Russia of buckwheat and sunflower in the Chinese market, the parties are also discussing the extension of the Russian regions-suppliers of wheat, told journalists the Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin.

The Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation is currently in Shanghai, where the conference of trade Ministers of BRICS. On the sidelines of the meeting held 20th meeting of the Russian-Chinese Subcommission on trade and economic cooperation. The Chinese side was represented by Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan.

«We have created with our Chinese partners a special Commission, which examines the barriers are. The day before yesterday held a meeting of the Commission, which addressed a number of trade restrictions. Agreed with the Chinese partners that the supply of such products as buckwheat and sunflower will go to a more active mode to the Chinese market, will be registered in our suppliers,» said. following the meeting XX the Russian-Chinese Subcommission on trade and economic cooperation.

«Wheat regions is also expanding. Talked about the Chelyabinsk region, the Altai. That these regions are also wheat supply. There is also active work», — he added.

On Tuesday, the Rosselkhoznadzor said that Russia and China will try to soon sign the Protocol on deliveries of Russian buckwheat, buckwheat groats, oats, cereal, sunflower seeds and flax.

At the same time the Rosselkhoznadzor reported that representatives of the Russian Federation and China also discussed a draft Protocol on wheat, which provides for the inclusion of Chelyabinsk and Amur regions in the list of regions approved by AQSIQ (state General administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine of China) for export to China. The Agency noted that the Russian side has repeatedly proposed to China to inspect the wheat in the Kurgan region, but the representatives of AQSIQ flatly refused it because of the tight schedule in 2017. However, the parties agreed to conduct an inspection in 2018.

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