The European Union’s overproduction of meat and meat products, showcased particularly after the embargo introduced by Russia, represents an incentive for the identification of export potential on other markets. Romania did not sit idle either. The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) worked intensely on expanding Romania’s meat exports outside the EU. On March 17, Romania received the permission to start exporting frozen pork to China, after Smithfield Romania obtained the registration permit in that country.
In the opinion of Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin, China’s decision to import pork from Romania is a great achievement for the Romanian economy, against the backdrop in which Romanian authorities have made overtures in this direction ever since 2012.
Last week there was a piece of news that was just as important: Romanian slaughterhouses will be able to export pork to Japan. According to ANSVSA, Romanian slaughterhouses will be able to start to export pork to Japan after receiving the relevant Japanese authorities’ permission to do so.
“The Romanian Embassy in Tokyo has sent to ANSVSA an official note from the relevant authorities in Japan, certifying the fact that the procedures in Romanian slaughterhouses meet the necessary criteria for the export of pork. This is one of the formalities needed to export pork on the Japanese market, an export that the Romanian side had requested in 2013,” ANSVSA points out in a communiqué.