Finland to boost food exports to China next year

Finland’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo says he hopes to begin exports of pork and powdered milk to China next year. fin_food_cn

On a visit to China in the second week of September, he told Yle that such exports would be a positive step, but not enough to resolve the surplus of Finnish agricultural products due to Russia’s tit-for-tat trade embargo. Last month Moscow banned most European foodstuffs in response to EU sanctions over Ukraine.

In Beijing, Orpo met with the director of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), a ministerial-level state department that is responsible for the safety of imported foods among many other areas.

Read more: Yle

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