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China ready to ease biosecurity rules for Ukrainian barley



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The People's Republic of China is ready to revise the phytosanitary requirements for Ukrainian barley and abolish the inspection of pest free places, which was introduced earlier because of dwarf bunt quarantine in Ukraine. This move will facilitate exports of Ukrainian barley to China, the press service of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) said on Facebook following a meeting between the Association and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.

Ukraine may boost exports of new grain The UGA proposed that the existing phytosanitary protocol between the two countries be revised because of the absence of dwarf bunt (Tilletia Controversa) in Ukraine now and the requirement to inspect pest free places, which was introduced earlier in connection with the identification of the fungal disease in Ukraine, be cancelled. Thus, the association noted, grain rather than fields will be examined for pests or diseases, which will simplify the procedure for exporting barley to China.

"Representatives of the Chinese Embassy welcome such an initiative and are ready to contribute to the revision of the phytosanitary protocol if the Ukrainian side turns to the Chinese side with a similar initiative," the UGA said. The press service added that representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine also welcomed the UGA's initiative to expand the list of crops that are allowed to be exported to China, in particular, by including wheat, flax, peas, and beans.

As reported by UNIAN, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said that agrarians exported 39.9 million tonnes of grain in the marketing year 2017-2018.



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