A presentation of Uzbek sweet cherries was held at the Uzbek Embassy in China, as a result of which Chinese companies expressed their readiness to import this product. At the meeting, the representative of Uzbekozikovkatholding, Dilshod Mullabayev, spoke about the opportunities of Uzbekistan to grow and process organic fruit and vegetable products. He addressed representatives of major Chinese companies engaged in the production and sale of fruit and vegetable products.
Representatives of the Main State Administration of China on Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine from various provinces and the Customs Service of the country also took part in the event.
Following the meeting, Chinese companies announced their readiness to purchase 5,000 tons of sweet cherries exported from Uzbekistan under the Uzagro brand. Negotiations were also held to simplify the processing of documents on the border with China.
Last year, the head of the State Administration for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of China, Ji Shu Ping, visited Uzbekistan, praising the quality of Uzbekistan fruit.
In July 2017, a protocol was signed on the supply of Uzbek sweet cherries to China, according to which representatives of the quality control department, inspection and quarantine of the People’s Republic of China conducted an inspection of places for cultivation of sweet cherries in Uzbekistan. Currently, Uzbekistan is the world’s fifth-largest sweet cherry producer.