July 6, 2021
Cherkizovo discusses expanding exports to Serbia
Cherkizovo recently joined agricultural exporters on a business mission to Serbia, the company announced on July 5.
At meetings with local meat processors and traders, prospects for increasing deliveries of Cherkizovo's products to the Serbian market were discussed. In addition to representatives of the Serbian business community, visitors to the company's stand included official figures such as Dmitry Patrushev, Russia's Minister of Agriculture.
The events staged by the Russian business mission took place in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 29 and July 1.
On the Russian side, the events were attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture and Federal Center Agroexport, representatives of major Russian industry associations and agricultural companies.
Cherkizovo Group held around 20 meetings with Serbian business representatives. Discussions focused on the prospects for cooperation with Cherkizovo in meat deliveries to Serbia for both subsequent processing and sale of finished products (including sausages) at local retail outlets. The group has been exporting chicken fillet for processing in Serbia since 2021.
"Meetings with the Serbian business groups were of particular importance for engaging into a future trade dialogue. Serbia is a very attractive market for our products, as the country with a well-developed meat-processing industry faces a shortage of locally produced meat, which we could help alleviate not only with the supplies of our chicken products, but also through turkey and pork deliveries," Andrey Terekhin, head of industry unions and government relations at Cherkizovo Trade House, said.
"Growth of Russian exports to Serbia is further supported by the historical and cultural ties between our nations, favorable political climate and economic conditions propitious to exporters."
A dedicated exposition was organised as part of the business mission to showcase the products of various Russian manufacturers. Cherkizovo's stand offered all necessary information about the company and its products, with visitors coming from the official delegations of both countries.
The Russian delegation was led by Dmitry Patrushev.