Change Pollack to malting barley – results of the meeting of the Agricultural Commission RF-PRC (2015-10-11)

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The President of the Grain Producers’ Union Pavel Skurikhin and the President of Barley, Malt, Hops & Beer Union Alexander Mordovin took part in the Fifth Anniversary Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of BRICS countries and the second meeting of the Agricultural Sub-Commission within Russia-China Commission for Regular Summit Conferences. It bears noting that “Beijing Program” (refer to http://barley-malt.ru/?cat=106&lang=en) is a joint project of two Unions, focused on Russian grain deliveries to PRC.

Materials of the first meeting: htthttp://barley-malt.ru/?p=11006&lang=en

Current composition of the Russian Sub-Commission:

Russian Sub-Commission

Russian participants of the second meeting of the Agricultural Sub-Commission

October 9, 2015, Moscow

The Ministry of Agriculture of the RF

  1. Levin Sergey Lvovich

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the RF

  1. Tsinamdzgvrishvili Artem Nikolayevich

The Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department

  1. Cheremisina Larisa Victorovna

The Chief of Europe and Asia Department within International Cooperation Department

  1. Malkhasyan Artem Vitalyevich

The Chief of the Department for International Organizations

  1. Sharshukova Vera Yurievna

The Principal Specialist of the Consular-visa Department

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision

  1. Lavrovsky Vasily Vladimirovich

The Head of the Inspection Department within international cooperation and WTO in the veterinary science

The Federal Fishery Agency

  1. Kremenyuk Dmitry Ivanovich

Temporary Acting Director of the Department for International Cooperation

The Zabaykalsky Krai

  1. Yakimov Victor Alexandrovich

The Deputy Chairman of the Government of Zabaykalsky Krai – the Minister of Agriculture and Food in the Zabaykalsky Krai

The Tomsk Region

  1. Knorr Andrey Philippovich

The Deputy Governor for Agro-industrial Policy and Environmental Management

Associations, Unions

  1. Skurikhin Pavel Valeryevich

The President of the Grain Producers’ Union

  1. Mordovin Alexander Nikolayevich

The President of Barley, Malt, Hops & Beer Union

  1. Sanakin Alexander Valentinovich

The President of the Russian Soy Union

LLC “International Rabbit Company”

  1. Emelyanov Alexey Yurievich

The CEO

LLC “First Siberian Export Crop Corporation”

  1. Gradov Alexey Mikhaylovich

The CEO

  1. Ovsepyan Karen Alexandrovich

The Deputy CEO

Russia-China Investment Fund

  1. Son Stanislav Romanovich

The Director

  1. Chizh Oleg Vladimirovich

Senior Vice-President

  1. Ryzhkova Olga Anatolyevna

Senior Vice-President

AIH “Miratorg”

  1. Nikitin Alexander Alexandrovich

Vice-President of LLC “AIH “Miratorg”

JSC “Rosselkhozbank”

  1. Onikienko Andrey Feofanovich

Acting Director of the Department for Financial Institutions

JSC “Foreign Economic Association “Prodintorg”

  1. Potapov Mikhail Petrovich

The CEO

LLC “Chinese – Russian Company for agricultural development”

  1. Tissen Vladimir Ivanovich

The Head of joint Russian-Chinese investment projects, fixed in the Memorandum for Cooperation between the Administration of the Tomsk region and LLC “Chinese – Russian Company for agricultural development”

Current composition of the Chinese Sub-Commission:

Chinese Sub-Commission

Chinese participants of the second meeting of the Agricultural Sub-Commission

October 9, 2015, Moscow

  1. Qu Dongyu

The Vice-Minister of Agriculture in PRC

  1. Tang Shenyao

The Deputy Director of the Department for International Cooperation

  1. Xin Chiguang

The Deputy Director of the Agricultural Commission in Heilongjiang

  1. You Kunming

The Vice-President of the Agricultural Academy of Sciences of PRC

  1. Wang Jinbiao

The Head of the European International Cooperation Department

  1. Jian Huailyan

The Head of the Foreign Economy Department within the Agricultural Commission in Heilongjiang

  1. Wei Lian

The Member of the Main Office of the Ministry of Agriculture of PRC

  1. Gou Xiuyan

The Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department within the General Administration for Technical and Quarantine Control for PRC Product Quality

  1. Cui Changli

The Member of the Foreign Economy Department within the Agricultural Commission in Heilongjiang

  1. Geng Jianzhong

The Deputy Research Assistant of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center

  1. Zhao Ying

Russian translator of the International Cooperation Center

  1. Li Sho

The Vice-President of the China Fund for Development of the Industry and Agriculture

  1. Wu Xufeng

The Director of the Investment Department within Russian-Chinese Investment Fund

  1. Shen Jie

The Expert of the Investment Department within Russian-Chinese Investment Fund

  1. Zhang Dinghong

The CEO of LLC “Chinese-Russian Company for the Development of Agriculture

  1. Zhang Hongwei

The Member of the Board of Directors of LLC “Chinese-Russian Company for the Development of Agriculture

The following issues have been discussed within Sub-Commission: bilateral agricultural and food commodity turnover, results of 4th meeting of the Working Group for Cooperation, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance and Food Safety, improving of the investment climate and cooperation in the sphere of large investment projects.

Finishing “Beijing Program” presentation (refer to presentation), Alexander  Mordovin asked representatives from PRC: why is business of two countries ready for cooperation, in particular grain delivery to PRC, but there is no any possibility to implement it. Besides, analysis of the activity of the China Department for Quality, Inspection and Quarantine shows overriding tardiness of PRC authorities, while the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and the Deputy Minister Sergey Levin, the Chairman of the Sub-Commission from the Russian side, are trying their best to solve this problem at the nearest time.   

After presentation and a direct question of Alexander Mordovin, there was a long speech of the Chinese Chairman of the Sub-Commission, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of PRC Qu Dongyu and other five PRC representatives but none of them gave an answer to the question “WHEN”.

At the end of the meeting, a leader of the China delegation voiced a “list of offences” towards the RF:

– problems with issuing of the working visa to PRC representatives and necessity to test proficiency (pointing that China has many top-rankled specialists but they often don’t have any supporting documents);

– problems, concerning allocation of agricultural lands (mentioning the fact that PRC realizes concerns of the Russian Government towards destroying of fertile lands, abandoning etc.);

– problems with a quota to Pollack (according to Dongyu’s opinion, South Korea received a quota to Pollack for 40.000 tons and PRC – only 18.000 tons).

As Mr. Dongyu noted, it was necessary to create a practical approach to issues of bilateral cooperation, on “give-and-take” basis.

So, let’s resume the meeting of the Sub-Commission. To our opinion, the main outcome – PRC representatives voiced their disagreement, underlining the fact that they were ready to meet advances.   

What shall we do? It is necessary to create a practical approach, based on interests of the agricultural complex of the RF and our State and to solve assigned tasks on “give-and-take” basis.

2 comments

  1. vladbeer says:

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