Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Stasa Kosarac said that the opening of the Chinese market for milk and dairy products from BiH is expected soon since after several years of stagnation in the past, activities in this process have intensified.
“The Chinese side submitted additional questions to the questionnaire for approving the export of milk and dairy products, which was sent by the Veterinary Office of BiH several years ago. The competent institutions are currently actively working on finalizing the answers to obtain the conditions for export to China,” Minister Košarac pointed out.
After BiH submits answers to additional questions from the questionnaire, inspection services from China should come to BiH and control domestic capacities for milk production and processing.
“I am informed that there is even a possibility that the export of milk and dairy products to China will be approved without the control of the competent Chinese inspectors, given that our companies already export to the EU, i.e. meet standards of this demanding market with their quality,” said Minister Košarac.
He especially commended the efforts of the Chinese Ambassador to BiH Ji Ping to accelerate activities that will result in the opening of the Chinese market for milk and dairy products from BiH.
“Strengthening cooperation and a greater volume of foreign trade are the focus of my talks with Ambassador Ji Ping. I am encouraged by his engagement not only when it comes to the export of milk and dairy products, but also meat and wine to the Chinese market,” added Minister Košarac.
According to him, the opening of the Chinese market is a significant opportunity and an additional incentive for the development of domestic agricultural capacities.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH continues its activities on opening new markets for the placement of domestic products, estimating that this is one of the measures to protect domestic production, the Ministry said.