September 6, 2012


China meets Bulgaria for corn, alfalfa imports

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister, Tsvetan Dimitrov, and Pu Changcheng, Vice Minister of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, have met regarding the timeframe concerning procedures on Bulgaria's agricultural exports to China.


The files for corn and alfalfa feed are at the most advanced stage. After Chinese experts complete their September 1-9 on-site checks in Bulgaria, the Chinese side will state its official position. Dimitrov and Pu agreed to make the authorisation timeframe as short as possible.


Bulgaria has a strong interest in a possible Chinese decision to allow the import of processed milk and meat products to China, Dimitrov said.


The meeting was also attended by Bulgarian Ambassador to China, Plamen Shoukyurliev, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency Deputy Executive Director, Anton Velichkov, and the Executive Director of Bulgaria's Executive Agency on Vine and Wine, Krassimir Koev.