On June 11, inspectors of the General Customs Administration of the People’s Republic of China who should find out about production capacities of Ukrainian sweet cherries in order to coordinate its export to China, began their work in Ukraine.
During this week, the inspectors of the People’s Republic of China will visit Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions, where they will get acquainted with the features of growing, storing, packing and phytosanitary procedures, carried out by territorial bodies during the control and formation export of sweet cherries. In particular, will be conducted a checking survey of enterprises, engaged in industrial cultivation of cherries and intend to export to Chinese market. UKRSADPROM Association also provided recommendations for selection of farms for inspection.
“The purpose of the visit is to provide the analysis of the phytosanitary risk of Ukrainian cherries during export to the People’s Republic of China and to make a protocol of phytosanitary requirements. This, in turn, will enable Ukrainian cherries to be exported to China in a safe way and in accordance with the phytosanitary requirements noted in the Protocol. Ukrainian fruits and berries are exported to more than 30 countries. During the history of Ukrainian sweet cherry export no notification was received regarding non-compliance with phytosanitary measures” – said Volodymyr Lapa, head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection during a working meeting.
“Concerning export of Ukrainian cherries to China, negotiations have been proceeding for the third year. In fact, since the creation of the Association the process of coordination of phytosanitary control procedures has been initiated. The Association actively contributed to maximizing the speed of this process. At the moment, we intend to start moving from the deadlock the issue of exporting Ukrainian cherries to China”, – said the chairman of UKRSADPROM Association Dmytro Kroshka.