In February 2016, Mongolia exported 16 tons of meat to China via the Burgastai border crossing. This was the first meat consignement under the current export agreement. Since then, however, there have been no subsequent deliveries; according to the Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture this was because of roads being blocked by snow.
The Burgastai border crossing is only staffed every other month (even-numbered months); subsequently meat export will intensify in April, as the weather becomes warmer.
The Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are discussing a proposal to make Burgastai a year-round border crossing to enable it to work permanently with China.
Regarding total meat exports from Mongolia: In 2015 a total of 4714.6 tonnes of meat was exported by 12 companies to four countries; since the beginning of 2016, a total of 420 tons of meat has been exported.