TASHKENT, Nov. 2 (BelTA – Xinhua) – The growing number of Uzbek products to be on display at the upcoming Third China International Import Expo (CIIE) is proof of the rapid growth and expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, said Uzbek businessman
Besides, it also shows that Uzbek entrepreneurs see China as one of the biggest markets in the world, as well as a route to reach other markets in the world, said Umid Madaminov, chief of an Uzbek agricultural company, Central Pulse
According to the Export Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, various types of agricultural products from Uzbekistan will be displayed in the « Food and Agricultural Products » exhibition area of CIIE, which will be held in Shanghai on Nov 5-10
Among them is the Uzbek mung bean presented by Madaminov, who has been working with his Chinese partners for two years to cultivate the culture based on Chinese technology in his native region of Samarkand in central Uzbekistan.
« I decided to work with Chinese partners because they have a big market in Europe, USA, Japan, Republic of Korea and other countries and regions of the world, » Madaminov said.
Noting that entering the markets of the aforementioned countries alone would be much more difficult, Madaminov said that « with Chinese partners, I can learn from their experience, in particular, cleaning, sorting and packaging of the product according to standards international and the demands of the modern market «
His company exports mung to China, India, the United Arab Emirates and Russia, and this year the company plans to expand its export destinations to Japan and Europe.
For the past three to four years, China has been a major importer of Uzbek agricultural products, and mung bean holds a strong position in the Chinese market with increasing popularity among consumers, he said.
« That is why we proposed to our Chinese partners to open a plant for processing pulses in Uzbekistan, namely mung bean, » said the Uzbek entrepreneur
Madaminov believes that cooperation between Uzbek and Chinese agricultural producers in the fields of logistics and transport will be further expanded
« Learning and applying China’s rich experience in these areas is a key factor in entering the global market. That’s the CIIE, » he says
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