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08.07.2016 Lithuania wants to export grain to China

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius told Chinese officialson Thursday that, in addition to milk and beef, Lithuania also wants to exportgrain to China, informs LETA/BNS.

"The prime minister said that Lithuania was ready toexport grain to China and would seek to obtain export permits," MindaugasJanulionis, the government's spokesman, told BNS after Butkevicius' meetingwith officials from China's General Administration of Quality Supervision,Inspection and Quarantine in Vilnius.

"This marks the start of a dialogue regarding grain.The Chinese said that they were ready to continue talks on the import of thebroadest possible range of products," he said.

According to the spokesman, Butkevicius also called on theChinese officials to accelerate the necessary procedures for Lithuanian dairycompanies to launch exports and reminded them that Lithuania was waiting forquestionnaires and assessments from China regarding beef exports to the Asiancountry.

Lithuania received all the necessary documents for dairyproduct exports to China in mid-April. However, exporters still have toregister their company numbers in China and have all export documents approvedby China's veterinary authorities.

Rokiskio Suris, Marijampoles Pieno Konservai and VilkyskiuPienine are planning to launch dairy product exports to China in the nearfuture.

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