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Dec 04, 2017

Hungary holds important talks with China to promote and encourage agricultural exports

The Hungarian government will continue to do everything possible in future to assure new market opportunities for Hungarian enterprises

Hungary has held important talks with China to promote and encourage agricultural exports.

Sándor Fazekas, minister of Agriculture, and Wang Tie, vice governor of the People’s Republic of China’s Henan Province, held talks in Budapest on developing scientific cooperation, the transposition of agricultural practices, and Hungary’s settlement development results.

Experts in the field of animal husbandry, milk production and food industry arrived in Hungary from Henan Province, which has a population of 100 million, to discuss expanding cooperation in research and development, and further cooperation.

The minister also announced that following years of negotiations on the part of the ministry of Agriculture, 13 Hungarian enterprises have been given permission to export milk and milk products to the People’s Republic of China.

The Hungarian government will continue to do everything possible in future to assure new market opportunities for Hungarian enterprises, in addition to which experts from the national Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) will advise producers and distributors on how to best conform to the requirements of non-EU countries.

“In addition to expanding cooperation with China’s provinces and developing scientific cooperation, opportunities for several other forms of agricultural cooperation will also become available as a result of high-level Hungarian-Chinese negotiations," Fazekas said.

The minister and his negotiating partner also signed an agreement on the export of Hungarian honey to China. “Thanks to the latest agreements, the outstanding quality honey produced by all Hungarian honey farmers will now have the opportunity to reach the Chinese market," the minister said.

According to kormany.hu, the parties also agreed to tighten relations within the field of agriculture forestry, which is particularly important for decreasing the quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

“Within the field of Hungarian-Chinese agricultural relations, the government is concentrating on expanding direct cooperation with China’s provinces. In future, cooperation could expand to include e-commerce aimed at enabling a presence on the speciality goods market, as well as the exchange of practical experience with relation to agricultural digitalization," Fazekas added.