A delegation of Chinese specialists came to Romania Monday to assess the local honey quality in order to conclude a trade agreement for honey exports, the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) informs in a press release.
Discussions on this issue took also place this June, after Geronimo Branescu, ANSVSA president attended the 2nd China-CEEC Cooperation Dialogue on Quality Control held in Ningbo, following which it was agreed to extend the transition period and speed up the formalities for finalising the agreement.
This working visit is the second procedural step for the approval of permanent access to Romanian bee honey on the Chinese market.
”The aim of this mission is to check how the requirements for hygiene and honey quality are met. In this respect, Chinese experts will visit honey processing units, centers for collecting and extracting honey and apiary from important melliferous areas in Romania, such as the counties of Alba, Vaslui and Ialomita,” the release reads.
The conclusions of this assessment mission will be analysed by the General Administration of Quality Supervision,Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ), following which, after their completion, the endorsement of the trade agreement for the honey exports in the People’s Republic of China will be confirmed to the Romanian side.