Moscow. December 17. Russia and China signed a Protocol that opens the Chinese market for Russian wheat. The document was signed by the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Main state administration of quality supervision and quarantine of the PRC.
It provides for phytosanitary requirements for exported from Russia wheat. In addition, signed a Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for corn, rapeseed, soybean and rice.
As said earlier the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert, the value of the Protocol on the supply of wheat in that it opens for Russian grain market, which was closed for 30 years. “In fact, there was a breakthrough in the trade, we have been negotiating since 2006, and most importantly, resolved the issue in principle, he said. – And later we’ll settle our business and our Chinese colleagues all the supplies of wheat that will arise in this way.”
This Dankvert said that the Protocol does not provide for the delivery of wheat to China in bags (as initially insisted the Chinese side)
As for other products, then, according to him, rice, corn, canola and soybeans will be transported in bags or in grain, “which prevents their spillage and a set of moisture”. He explained that currently many kinds of products, particularly cereals and edible corn, are delivered in bags. “And it’s not unusual”, he added.
Russia previously supplied to China grain legumes, especially soy. In 2014 the export volume reached 150 thousand tons. This year deliveries may increase to 300 thousand tons.