On 27 October 2022, the projects Support of Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia (SRECA) and Promotion of Growth and Employment in the Private Sector (PROGRES) implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), together with the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA) jointly organised the 2022 GIZ-CIQA Training on Cold Chain Management and Agri-Exports to China for respective Mongolian stakeholders. The hybrid event aimed to improve the understanding of cold chain logistic for Mongolian businesses when exporting their agri-products to China.

Around 80 Mongolian online/offline participants from relevant public entities and private sector organisations in the field of agricultural export promotion and cold chain logistic joined the training. Officials from the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Light Industry, Mongolian General Customs Authority as well as representatives and members from Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UB City SME Support Department, Mongolian Women Entreprenuers Council, Export and International Trade Center, Institute for Natural Resources and Agricultural Economy and Mongolian University of Life Science joined the training on site in Ulaanbaatar and online.

Delegates joining the event offline in Ulaanbaatar

Chinese experts from CIQA joined online and gave inputs on:

  • China Customs’ policies on importing meat products and cold chain management;
  • Digitalised customs clearance procedures for importing food products to China.

The half day event also included a networking lunch among participants on site. Mongolian entrepreneurs and public officials gained practical information on Chinese export policies and procedures as well as shared best practices among each other. Attendees were particularly curious about detailed information on newly approved regulation regarding importing policy of food products and some vital changes on digital registration of the companies that are willing to export to China.

Delegates at the venue in Ulaanbaatar

The training is part of a wider triangular approach within SRECA to improve export promotion of agricultural goods in Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and Vietnam together with Chinese experts from CIQA and German experts from the sequa Import Promotion Desk.