Fermented brown rice has been exported to China for the first time. According to aT (Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp.), the agency has been supporting the Korean exporters since July by offering advance review of customs clearance, creating Chinese-language labels, matching the exporters with buyers, etc. As a result, 3.5 tons of fermented brown rice were shipped to China on August 29.
Meanwhile, aT also worked with customs authorities so that fermented brown rice would be classified as processed grain rather than rice. It verified the limits on the addition of nutrients and conducted a trial customs clearance for actual products after the Chinese-language labels were created. Korean brown rice will be promoted and supplied to all regions of China through Benlai Life, China’s biggest B2C e-commerce platform specializing in food.
Baek Jin-seok, aT Director in charge of food export, said, “We will continue do our best to provide support in the localization of value-added products, such as rice, whose export can directly increase farmers’ incomes.”
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