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Russian Crab Company became a member of Russian-China Business Council

11 March 2021

The largest crab-harvesting company of the Far East — Russian Crab became a member of Russian-China Business Council (RCBC).

"We are glad to welcome Russian Crab to the Business Council. It is highly important that companies operating in the real sector of the economy share the interests of the business council. RCBC intends to support business initiatives related to Chinese direction, as well as to strengthen the interaction with partners and federal authorities both in China and Russia".
Executive Director RCBC Yevgeny Markin

Russian Crab Company holds the leading position among Russian suppliers of live crab to China. By the end of 2020, its share in the total Russian export of live crab to China reached 22%. Despite the impact of the pandemic restrictions, the Company managed to increase the amount of supplies up to 3.1 thousand tons, that is 2 times higher comparing to 2019.

"We appreciate business relationships with our Chinese partners and focus on its future development. Our task is to maximize the potential for the expenditure of business interaction with China. New logistic chains and centers creation as a priority area will expand the geography of crab consumption in China. Russian Crab is ready to represent the interests of Russian crab industry as a member of RCBC. The authority of Russian-China Business Council and provided support will contribute to the promotion of Russian crab products on China market and will help to find correct solutions for international trade problem", — said Alexander Sapozhnikov, General Director, Russian Crab Company.


The Russian-China Business Council (RCBC) was established in 2004 as part of Official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China. The purpose of the Business Council is to promote joint economic projects of both countries, as well as to promote cooperation between business groups. Business Council operates under the guidance of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A number of large-scale economic projects have been successfully implemented, including the following: construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant — the Yamal LNG project in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (Russia); construction of a cross-border railway bridge over the Amur River (Nizhneleninskoe — Tongjiang), etc. RCBC has established working interaction with leading industry associations and business associations of China — the Federation of Mechanical Engineering, the Association for Investing in Foreign Countries, the Association of Agricultural Enterprises, the Association of Construction Contractors and others. Currently, 28 large projects are being implemented in 19 regions of Russia and China with the support of the Council, for an amount of $ 8.9 billion. The Council’s members are the largest companies in Russia and China.

Russian Crab Company Group is the largest crab harvesting company in the Far East and one of the leading in Russia. Company’s fleet consist of 19 vessels. Annual quota for 2021 is 12.86 thousand tons in northwestern subzones of the Pacific Ocean, which is the largest share of quotas in the Far Eastern basin — 19%.
Russian Crab exports live and cooked-frozen crab to China, South Korea, Japan and the USA.

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