The processing vessels operated by Russian Crab are being registered on the Chinese CIFER online platform for exporters of food products to China.
The initial registration has been successfully completed by crabber vessel Tugur, and eight more vessels are going through the same process.
The platform was launched as part of the Chinese state trade project designed to ensure the safety of exported food products. The platform allows government agencies of the importing country to obtain complete information about the product supplier, production conditions and make a decision on the admission of products to the country’s market.
‘The demands made by China on exporters have always been quite serious, and the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in these being reinforced. So obtaining a registration number is evidence of the high quality and safety of products,’ commented the Russian Crab Group of Companies’ head of technology Maxim Labuz.
Registration of processor vessels equipped with on-board processing plants will allow the company to offer Chinese importers a wider range of products, including cooked and frozen limbs of king and premium crab species, as well as raw-frozen limbs of king, opilio and blue crab, which have recently been added to the line of finished products offered by the Russian Crab Group of Companies.