(Yicai Global) May 16 -- China and Kazakhstan have agreed a deal to relax sanitary requirements related to agricultural product trade, boosting the latter’s exports of canola feed to China.
Chinese customs authorities agreed to ease restrictions at a conference on cross-border animal diseases joint prevention and control in Xi’an attended by Kazakh’s Deputy Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeyev and China’s Customs Minister Ni Yuefeng, international news agency Kazinform reported.
The Chinese side will also remove rules related to foot-and-mouth disease in the five Kazakhstan states, meaning that the country can export animal-based products and living animals to China throughout its territory. The country has also lifted a ban on imports related to an outbreak of nodular dermatitis in the country, and the two sides will sign a protocol on the inspection and quarantine requirements for Kazakhstan's beef exports in the near future.
Editor: William Clegg