New Zealand resumes casings shipments to China
"The Ministry for Primary Industries and Chinese authorities have successfully completed talks to enable exports of semi-processed natural casings from New Zealand to China to resume," said Mr. O’Connor.
In 2013, according to the Agriculture Minister New Zealand voluntarily suspended exports in semi-processed casings in response to discussions with Chinese authorities about the processing steps for these casings.
"New Zealand was able to provide information to Chinese authorities and work with them on revised certification requirements to enable trade to resume next month,” Mr. O'Connor said.
The official added that the country was able to provide information to Chinese authorities and work with them on revised certification requirements to enable trade to resume next month.
"Natural casings from New Zealand have traditionally been in high demand in China.
"New Zealand currently exports fully processed casings to China. Access for semi-processed casings will provide industry with opportunities to increase export value and returns," Mr. O’Connor
Mr. O'Connor furthermore said that New Zealand is currently exporting fully processed casings to China and that the access for semi-processed casings on the Chinese market will provide the industry with opportunities to increase export value and returns.
China will be a significant market for our semi-processed casings, with exports expected to exceed $100 million, according to the Ministry representative.
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