“Until now, 18 enterprises had the right to export dairy products to the Chinese market. But our Chinese colleagues have increased this list to 27 Ukrainian enterprises,” said Volodymyr Lapa, the head of Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.
The efforts to further increase the number of Ukrainian dairy exporters are well underway, Lapa was quoted as saying.
First Ukrainian enterprises got the green-light to export their milk products to China in September 2015.
In the first quarter of 2017, China was the largest importer of Ukraine’s milk whey, purchasing 2.9 million U.S. dollars worth of this product.
Overall, Ukraine has earned 43.6 million dollars from dairy exports abroad in January-March this year.