Chocolate, sweets, biscuits, ice cream and many other goods will be processed and sold in China by Russian companies registered on the territory of the new Russian-Chinese commercial and industrial park in Shenyang (Liaoning province), where a food industry zone was opened in February. This was announced on Thursday by the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Shenyang Sergey Chernenko.
“The main activity of enterprises operating within the zone will be the processing and sale of products imported from Russia, including chocolate, sweets, cookies, ice cream, milk powder, cream, honey, sausages,” the diplomat said. Subsequently, he added, it is planned to create clusters for wood processing and the manufacture of electromechanical devices.
According to Chernenko, in January and February, representatives of more than 20 Russian companies arrived in Shenyang in order to register a business in the local jurisdiction. As a rule, these are food and alcohol enterprises that are considering importing their products to the Chinese market. These include both regional and well-known firms in Russia and abroad, such as Plodoimport (which owns the Uncle Vanya brand).
“At the same time, the potential of the park is not limited only to the import and storage of products, but also allows us to promote cooperation in the field of processing. Several companies are already planning to localize their production facilities in Shenyang,” the Consul General said. Many operations, he said, will be carried out in national currencies, which indicates a further deepening of cooperation between the two countries in the financial sector.
“And the choice between rubles or yuan for use in mutual settlements will be dictated by the current needs of business and is regulated by the situation on the market. More importantly, there are opportunities for transfers in both Russian and Chinese currencies, and work on further increasing the functionality of the financial service is being carried out in an atmosphere of close cooperation and mutual understanding,” Chernenko summed up.
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