In the past, Uzbekistan already introduced 14 types of fruit and vegetable products to the Chinese market. In the coming years, it hopes to obtain permits for the exports of lemons, grapes, plums, peaches, persimmons and other products.
Muslim Khalilov, the chief specialist of the Export Promotion Department of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection of Uzbekistan, was interview by Podrobno.uz on the process of approving the exports of fruits and vegetables to China and why it can last up to five years. He also expanded on the main problems of domestic exporters, and how the pandemic affected the supply.
Where is Uzbekistan in the total volume of Chinese imports of fruits and vegetables?
"For us, China is one of the priority countries in terms of exports. It is a country of interest for our entrepreneurs because it is the largest consumer market. Unfortunately, the total share in terms of supplies to this country from Uzbekistan is still small, but we are striving to raise our level in this regard. We requested permits for new products and we are working with entrepreneurs in all regions of our country. Today, there are about 500 export companies to China in Uzbekistan."