Minister Ni Yuefeng meets and signs documents with Mr. Danilo Astori, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay.
Minister Ni Yuefeng led a visiting delegation to Uruguay from December 2 to 4.
Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez met with Minister Ni and spoke highly of China-Uruguay cooperation on customs, inspection and quarantine.
During his stay in Uruguay, Minister Ni held bilateral meetings with Mr. Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister of Foreign Relations, Mr. Enzo Benech, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister Danilo Astori, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay, and Mr. Fernando Wins Arnábal, Manager of Risk Management and Control of Uruguayan Customs.
In the meeting with Minister Nin Novoa, the two sides exchanged views on strengthening cooperation on customs, inspection and quarantine, exploring potential cooperation field and facilitating bilateral food and agricultural trade development, and held a press conference together to introduce the fruitful results of bilateral customs, inspection and quarantine cooperation. In the meeting with Minister Benech, the two sides exchanged views on facilitating mutual market access of food and agricultural products and enhancing cooperation on food safety and animal and plant health, and jointly signed the Protocols for the Export of Mutton and Chevon, Beef, Barley and Maize from Uruguay to China. In the meeting with Minister Astori and Manager Arnábal, the two sides exchanged views on deepening customs cooperation, such as accelerating AEO mutual recognition, strengthening cooperation on law enforecement, risk management, information sharing, cross-border trade, personnel training, technical assistance and customs affairs in the framework of WCO. Minister Ni signed with Minister Astori the Action Plan Regarding Mutual Recognition of Their Respective Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programs.
During his visit, Minister Ni met with Mr. Wang Gang, Chinese Ambassador to Uruguay, and visited the port of Montevideo and the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) to have a better understanding of Uruguay’s customs, inspection and quarantine operational facilities and procedures. Minister Ni also met with representatives from trade associations and companies of meat, dairy products, seafood, and grain products.
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