Cherkizovo Group joins discussion about the development of agricultural exports in the Moscow Region

March 31, 2021

Selyatino, Russia – 31 March – Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, took part in a meeting on agricultural export development in the Moscow Region. The meeting chaired by Sergey Voskresensky, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, was held at Slavtrans-Service warehouse facilities.

The event was attended by representatives of Slavtrans-Service, Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor), Russian Export Centre, Russian Railways, as well as large agricultural exporters such as Cherkizovo Group, Stupinskaya Niva, Miratorg, Mars, Moscow Brewing Company and Dmitrov Dairy Plant.

“In 2020, the agricultural exports of the Moscow Region grew by 20% y-o-y, reaching approximately USD 1.2 billion. Thanks to top quality and competitive prices, products made in the Moscow Region are in high demand in foreign markets, which contributes to a stable growth in supplies,” said Sergey Voskresensky, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region.

Andrey Terekhin, Head of Industry Unions and Government Relations at Trading Company Cherkizovo, spoke about expanding sales of Russian meat products to China. According to him, Russian companies have significantly strengthened their positions with exports of poultry to China intended for further processing. Yet, Russian-made finished products still have no access to this market. “Not to mention that this food is safer thanks to high temperature treatment,” he added.

Andrey Terekhin also pointed out that Cherkizovo developed a set of preventive measures that were rolled out at the Slavtrans-Service warehouse facilities (handling the most of the Group’s products to be exported to China). The aim is to ensure that all export documents are issued based on strict laboratory control procedures performed both internally and externally by Rosselkhoznadzor’s experts.