Its membership will allow Cherkizovo to coordinate efforts with other industry players to deal with government agencies.
Its addition to the National Union of Meat Processors (NUMP) was confirmed during a union meeting.
Uniting over 80 meat producers from across Russia, NUMP is a business advocacy group, that lobbies government agencies on behalf of the meat industry and promotes meat products among consumers.
NUMP has been working with the government to abolish some of the redundant and outdated industry regulations and to put forward amendments to the Customs Union’s Technical Regulations. It also aims to build greater trust between producers and retail chains.
“The major objective of the Union is to incorporate the majority of Russia’s meat producers into its ranks. Union membership of industry heavyweights, such as the Cherkizovo Group, is an important step towards building a strong business association,” said NUMP executive director Ekaterina Luchkina.
Cherkizovo Group’s CEO Sergey Mikhailov said: “We hope that our membership in the Union will facilitate closer interaction between the Group and other industry players and allow us to advance our united industrial agenda with the help of federal and regional government agencies.”