Kazakh camel wool, powdered camel and horse milk to be exported to China

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh enterprises will soon begin exporting camel wool and powdered camel and horse milk to China, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture announced June 6.

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Negotiations concerning Kazakh camel wool and powdered milk satisfaction by a veterinarian and sanitary requirements of wool and dairy imported to China were recently completed. As a result of these negotiations, camel wool and powdered camel and horse milk from Kazakhstan were added to the list of goods satisfying Chinese veterinary and sanitary protocol for importing Kazakh wool and dairy to China. The protocol is to be signed and finalised this June.

The powdered camel milk is produced by the Golden Camel company in the Turkestan Region, which is funded partially through investors from China and other companies.

Despite the initial inclusion of the powdered horse milk in the protocol, the inclusion is conditional on the Kazakh side developing the industry standard for the powdered horse milk. The standard is to be developed by the Kazakh side in cooperation with the State Healthcare Committee of China.

The powdered horse milk is produced in Kazakhstan by the Saumal company in the Karaganda Region. The company uses German technologies for powdered milk production to find a way of exporting horse milk that, in its raw form, tends to spoil quickly.

The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture press service also reported that more than 50 Kazakh companies expressed their desire to start exporting their goods to China. The Chinese side expressed the willingness to consider those companies and include them in the action plan.

The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture reached agreements on the export of Kazakh agricultural products to the Chinese market in Beijing with the Chinese General Administration of Customs.

Kazakh Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva and the heads of the ministry’s offices, as well as representatives of Food Contract Corporation, the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development’s Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee and the Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare’s Public Health Committee represented the Kazakh delegation in Beijing.