“Beijing Program” is in operation: The First Russian-Chinese Agricultural Forum (2014-06-23)

The President of Barley, Malt, Hops & Beer Union A. Mordovin, the President of the Union of Grain Producers P. Skurykhin and the CEO of JSC “United Grain Company” A. Gukasyan are going to take part in the First Russian-Chinese Agro Forum “The Current State and Prospects of the Russian-Chinese Cooperation in Agriculture” within the first joint Russian-Chinese EXPO that will be held in July 1, 2014 in PRC, Harbin.

The First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the RF Igor Manylov will head the delegation in the Harbin EXPO and Agro Forum.

Items on the agenda are: Russia and China trading, agricultural investment projects, ways of expansion of mutually beneficial business, establishing of business connections, conduct of negotiations.

Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the RF and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Monitoring Service, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in China, 15 delegations from the Russian regions – the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Buriatia,Kamchatka and the Zabaikalye Territory, the Tomsk, Voronezh, Kaluga and Sakhalin Regions, JSC “Russian Agricultural Bank”, the Russian Agro-Industrial Union and other agricultural companies will take part in the Forum. Over 60 participants will be on the Russian delegation.

It bears reminding that the Union became the mover of the International Cooperation Project “Beijing Program” created in 2012 based on scientific researches of the President of the Union in 2008 “Vertical Synergy of Agro-Business – analysis of the production chain and processing of malting barley in PRC” in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the RF and the Ministry for Economic Development (the Passport of Beijing Program) approved by the Minister for Economic Development A.V. Ulyukaev, directed to the production of commercial malting barley and other cereal and oil crops at the territory of the Siberian Federal District followed by the export to the People’s Republic of China, countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and expansion of export potential of the RF.

“Beijing Program” was approved by the Russian-Chinese Commission for Arrangement of Regular Summit Conferences (the decision of 16th session dd. 01.11.2012).

The resounding successes of “Beijing Program” implementation are a framework agreement between the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine signed in March 22, 2013 concerning phytosanitary requirements for the delivery of grain and also a forming of the Agricultural Sub-Commission (a record of the 17th meeting dd. 22.10.2013).

The Administration of the President of the RF (a letter No А26-02-11857291 dd. 16.03.2013) considers necessary to continue the development of “Beijing Program” and ready to involve the countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the project implementation.

Results of “Beijing Program” for 2012-2013, a complex of macro-economic, economic, geographical and political conditions necessary for the development of the potential of Siberian Federal District as one of the major crops exporters to PRC, multiple exchange of delegations, business forums and round tables, the protocol concerning intention of representatives of Chinese malt and brewing companies to purchase malting barley of the Russian origin – speak for the opportunity of the large-scale entry of malting barley (import volume of malting barley by Chinese companies exceeds 3 million tons annually) and other cereal and oil crops produced in Siberia to the export markets. Finally it can influence greatly on the development of agriculture in Siberia.

You can find the Forum Program here.

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