On the 5th of March in Salekhard the representatives of the People’s Republic of China visited Yamal Multidisciplinary College, where they got acquainted with education of students on the specialization “Decorative and applied art and folk crafts”, examined items made of bone and antler of deer and elk.
The head of the company “Dongluwang” — the largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals based on reindeer-herding products in China told journalists that the items, in his opinion, were beautiful, masterfully made. He hopes again to return to Yamal to share his experience with the students, as he is busy with making items of similar material, and to continue cooperation.
But, as he notes, most importantly, he is busy with production of medicines based on reindeer antlers, he hopes to cooperate with the department of international and external economic relations and the government of Yamal, intends to develop local production.
As a representative of the specialized department Ivan Timkin informs, several models of long-term cooperation were discussed with the Chinese side. As it is decided, during about two years the company will work with the region on the basis of direct deliveries. Cooperation with veterinary services of Russia and China has also been started. Ivan Timkin explains that deliveries will be fulfilled through Hong Kong, as on the Russian-Chinese border, unfortunately, there are problems with crossing for Russian livestock products. Work with Rosselkhoznadzor (the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) is being conducted in the given direction. The service has already sent a request with a row of potentially exported positions of Yamal. The answer from the general administration of quality supervision of China is being expected, the so-called questionnaire, according to which selection of enterprises with participation of the company “Dongluwang” will be conducted further.
According to Ivan Timkin, not all companies of Yamal correspond to requirements from the Chinese side. Definite technologies of processing of products should be observed. In particular, products containing velvet antlers should be warmed up to 70C degrees above zero several times, in order to fit for export to China, which will give its technologies.
As Ivan Timkin says, the need in equipment, which is necessary according to Chinese standards and legislation, will be covered in order in maximum to come to the Chinese market. Yamal has such experience with Finnish complexes. There is much work ahead. The first contract under discussion is about the consignment in 100 tonnes of antlers. This is a big amount, which is difficult to collect not only in Yamal but in all northern regions. The price of the contract is being discussed.
As we should remind, on the 3rd of March the trilateral protocol on intentions of cooperation between the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal, the company “Dongluwang” and the firm “Nyda-Resource” was signed within the visit of the Chinese delegation. Possible directions of cooperation are the following: processing of products of northern reindeer husbandry and manufacturing of decorative items for the Chinese market.
In the town Labytnangi the Chinese business people visited production objects on procurement and processing of reindeer antlers.