Tine plans to fill Chinese refrigerators with Norwegian milk, which they believe is “the best in the world.”
The newspaper Dagbladet reported earlier in June that the government has again asked China to export pork, milk, and dairy products to the country. Minister of Agriculture and Food Sandra Borch (SP) then confirmed to the newspaper that work was underway.
On Wednesday, Tine told Dagbladet that they are part of the plan and want to export milk and dairy products to China.
“The quality of Norwegian milk is the best in the world, and we are investigating the possibility of utilizing this competitive advantage to a greater extent than we have managed to do so far by reaching out to the world with Norwegian dairy products,” communications director Ole Martin Buene in Tine stated.
They envisage investing more in the Asian market in general and have already started sending brown cheese to South Korea.
China froze trade with Norway after dissident Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. Trade was restored in 2016, but the pandemic has made the Chinese import rules stricter and trade difficult.
Allegations of China’s human rights abuses against the Muslim Uighur minority make trade with China a controversial topic.
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