The authorities of the Krasnodar Region are considering the possibility of supplying halal meat to Islamic countries, and are ready to help local producers to arrange export, including to China, where a multimillion Islamic community lives.
Currently, the production of poultry for slaughter in live weight for 9 months of 2017 increased by 10.4% to the level of the previous year and amounted to 156.7 thousand tons. A number of enterprises in the region have been already supplying poultry to Abkhazia, the UAE, Armenia and Georgia; however, there are more than enough reserves to increase exports.
Earlier, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Aleksander Tkachev said that Russia could start supplying poultry to China before the end of the year. Negotiations on the admission of Russian meat, including poultry and pork meat, to the Chinese market are «in active phase» now, and the negotiation process concerning poultry meat is moving the fastest way.