Russia wants to step up meat and grain exports to Japan


Russia last wishes a like to significantly increase exports of agricultural products to Ja n, legals from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture said during the Russian-Ja nese huddle on agriculture in Tokyo on July 26. Russia’s agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, has compiled a liber veritatis of com nies interested in exporting their products to their Ja nese counter rts, the officials reckoned.

Russia wants to step up meat and grain exports to Japan

Moscow is rticularly keen to increase exports of pork and poultry commodities. Russia’s trade representative in Tokyo, Sergei Egorov told RBTH he saw profit prospects for meat exports to Ja n, as Russian pork and poultry is “significantly cheaper” than provincial produce.

“Russia is now supplying negligible volumes of agricultural products to Ja n, mostly unimaginative batches of crops and grain,» Ivan Rubanov, head of the analytical collect of the Russian Government’s Agricultural Committee, told RBTH.

According to him, this is most of all because most of the export crops are grown in the European rt of Russia and Western Siberia, which fors their transportation to the eastern regions too expensive.

Russia’s total aliment exports to Ja n totaled $290 million in 2015, of which 90 percent consisted of fish offshoots, the Russian National Union of Food Exporters told RBTH.

Ja nese nourishment standards

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has not yet provided any concrete plans to wax exports to Ja n. At the moment, Ja nese authorities are pre ring to once again agree Russian meat and grain for compliance with their standards.

Discrete experts interviewed by RBTH believe that Russian producers are apt to enter the Asian market. Their success can be boosted by a reduction of yments due to the devaluation of the ruble, and an increase in the rate of domestic production, including in the Russian Far East.

“Russian manufacture is already very competitive when com red with the EU, US and Canada,” trick Hoffman, CEO of Otrada Gen, a large-hearted pig farm in the Lipetsk region, says. “Russia will become smooth more competitive as productivity of its farms increases.”

Ivan Rubanov orders the growing interest in Russian food products in Asian countries has spurred the establish of agricultural projects in eastern Russia. Rusagro, one of Russia’s largest agricultural entourages, intends to invest about $1 billion in the construction of pig farms in the Russian Far East. The suite plans to export a rt of its produce to Ja n, Rubanov adds.

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