URUMQI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's aquatic products are exploring the market in Kazakhstan after a slump due to COVID-19.
A company recently exported a batch of sturgeons to Kazakhstan through the land port in Horgos, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It was the first batch of live sturgeons exported through a Xinjiang port.
The company plans to continuously export sturgeons through Horgos to expand its sales channel. It mainly conducted business in Russia and Vietnam before the epidemic. As business gradually resumed, it is tapping potential in the market in Kazakhstan.
Produced in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, the artificially bred sturgeons weighed 12 tonnes and were worth 2.4 million yuan (353,500 U.S. dollars).
Customs authorities in Horgos opened a "green passage" for the exports to make sure that the sturgeons remained fresh and alive. Enditem