Hungarian food exports to China may exceed $ 100 million this year - FM Péter Szijjártó

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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A number of agreements have been signed by Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó at 2nd China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo held in Ningbo on Wednesday. As a result, Hungarian food exports to China can reach $ 100 million by the end of the year, according to the minister of foreign affairs and foreign economic relations.

Péter Szijjártó told MTI correspondent that Chinese authorities lifted imports ban on Hungarian goose and duck meat that was introduced last year due to avian influenza; this move re-opens the door to Hungarian chicken and turkey exports to China.

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In addition, four more Hungarian companies will be granted license by Chinese authorities, in addition to the three Hungarian companies that already have license to export frozen pork to China.

"We have successfully concluded an agreement on the exports of Hungarian dairy products to China as well. In the coming days, Chinese authorities will travel to Hungary to start the preliminary work of quality control, jointly with Hungarian dairy companies" said the foreign minister.

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(MTI –