Kazakhstan is holding negotiations to increase the quotas for the supply of wheat to the People’s Republic of China to 400 thousand tons per year, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Isayeva declared.
In accordance with the protocol signed in December 2015, Kazakh businesses received permission to export wheat not in bags, but in bulk in hermetically sealed containers, grain carriers, etc. To date, the country already exported nearly 60 thousand tons of wheat, Isayeva said.
The current railway working capacity on the Kazakh-Chinese border totals 60-80 thousand tons, depending on the variant of grain shipment – in bags or bulk.
When in September China will launch all the stations with new destinations, the working capacity will increase to 400 thousand tons. The Chinese party has already informed that they have almost completed technical re-equipment of the stations. In future, Kazakhstan will even get the quota for 1 million tons of wheat, the Deputy Minister added. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)