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An agreement was signed between Russia and China on the import and export of food products
The Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexei Likhachev, together with the Deputy Minister of Commerce of China, Zhong Shan, held the 17 meeting of the Subcommission on Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Russian-Chinese Commission on the preparation of regular meetings of heads of government, the press service of the Ministry reports.
The meeting discussed issues of boosting bilateral cooperation, enhancing its efficiency and quality, diversifying forms of trade and economic exchanges between enterprises and companies of the two countries, expanding the regional geography of cooperation, implementing the subcommittee of the List of Russian-Chinese Modernization Projects approved at the previous meeting, as well as major projects strategic nature.
During the meeting, it was noted that despite the difficult international situation, the volumes of Russian-Chinese bilateral trade continue to increase. At the same time, there is a certain slowdown in growth rates. According to Russian customs statistics, trade in 2013 increased by 1,7% and amounted to $ 88,8 billion, including Russian exports decreased by 0,4% and amounted to $ 35,6 billion, Chinese exports increased by 3,1 , 53,2% to $ 2014 billion. In the first half of 43,0, bilateral trade amounted to $ 3,0 billion (+2013% compared to January-June 19,0), while Russian exports to China - $ 10,0 billion (+ 24,4%), imports from China - $ 2,0 billion (-XNUMX%).
More than 100 representatives of interested Russian federal executive bodies and organizations took part in the meeting.
During the event, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Association of Producers and Suppliers of Food Products "Rusprodsoyuz" and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for the Import and Export of Food Products and Goods of Animal Origin.