Mongolia is regionally supported by the Support for Regional Economic Cooperation in Asia (SRECA) project within the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI). The GTI is an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism among PR China, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation to facilitate regional integration in Northeast Asia. Mongolia as the least developed and land-locked member highly depends on trade and trade routes with and through China or Russia. Due to the lack of market knowledge and export requirements to China and Russia, small Mongolian enterprises cannot tap into the economic potentials that derive from exporting agricultural goods to these countries. The further development of the agricultural sector and export of agricultural goods offers huge opportunities for rural and economic development in Mongolia – especially since many micro and small enterprises are based in provincial areas bordering China or Russia.

Against this background, SRECA together with the Mongolian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), the Institute of Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics (INRAE) and supported by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (MoFALI) compiled step-by-step export guideline for warm-treated beef and horse meat to the Chinese and Russian market. The guidelines gather Mongolian, Chinese and Russian information on quality standards, customs procedures, and market access requirements. It serves as training material for capacity building of the export-oriented businesses community in Mongolia. After a broader dissemination among relevant Mongolian stakeholders, SRECA, together with its partners on site, will set up training formats – either online or in person – for Mongolian businesses in the field.

The guideline was originally compiled in Mongolian language, gathering respective data from public and private stakeholders. The English translation serves as information for further international donors supporting the development of the Mongolian private sector within agricultural trade. In case of discrepancy between the original version and the translated text, the original version shall prevail.

For further Annexes to the Mongolian versions of the guidelines, please refer to the websites of our partner institutions in Mongolia under “Links”.