China permits 18 Ukrainian enterprises to export dairy products – Yatseniuk
Ukrainian companies have undergone veterinary certification by China's controlling agencies and 18 of them have been permitted to export dairy products to the country.
"A Ukrainian delegation is returning from China with good news. China has decided to green-light [exports of] 18 Ukrainian dairy producers and suppliers," Yatseniuk said at a government meeting on Wednesday.
He said that the list of the companies will be posted on the Chinese government's website, and this is a serious step towards the diversification of sales markets for Ukrainian products.
"Russia has closed its market, but we do not stop increasing our capabilities in the sales of Ukrainian goods," he stressed.
"China's decision on opening its markets for Ukrainian companies is recognition of our efforts in the modernization of Ukrainian industry, processing and production. And this is another step in increasing both the volume of production and the number of jobs and revenues of our economy," Yatseniuk said.
At the end of the current year, Kyiv will host a meeting of the intergovernmental commission of Ukraine and China. It is also expected the Ukrainian-Chinese business forum will also be held.
The list of dairy enterprises includes Prometei company, in particular its branches Mena Cheese and Slavuta Butter Factory, Ros enterprise, in particular, its branches Okhtyrka Cheese Plant, Myrhorod Cheese Factory, Romny Dairy Plant, Starokostiantyniv Dairy Plant, Elitmol, Tekhmolprom LLC, PJSC Zolotonosha Butter Factory, PJSC Bashtanka Cheese Plant, PJSC Ichnia Milk Powder and Butter Factory, PJSC Lytyn Dairy Plant, PJSC Bershadmoloko, PJSC Dubnemoloko, Cheese Club LLC, Terra Food LLC, PJSC Zhashkiv Creamery, and Khmelnytsky skimmed milk plant Milk Visit (Molochny Vizyt).