Russian-Thai IT Dialogue and Networking Reception successfully held on February 22nd,
2017 at Dusit Thani Hotel
Embassy of the Russian Federation and Trade Representation in the Kingdom of Thailand together with, Russian Export Center, Board of Trade of Thailand (BOT), Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Russian-Thai Business Council (TRBC), successfully organize a “Russian-Thai IT Dialogue” and “Networking Reception to Celebrate the 120th Year Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between Thailand and Russia” on February 22nd, 2017 at , Dusit Hall, Dusit Thani Hotel.
The event started with the “Russian-Thai IT Dialogue” in which delegations from Thailand and Russia had shared information about businesses in the field of Information and Technology.
This dialogue feature many distinguished speakers namely, H.E. Kirill Barsky, Russian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Andrey Bezrukov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hi-Tech Security Export Program, Russian Export Center, Deputy Secretary General of Thailand Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI), Ms. Duangjai Asawachintachit, Mr. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, Chairman, the Thai – Russian Business Council (TRBC), Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, Chairman, the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), Mr. Konstantin Tarasov, Executive Director of Russian – Thai Business Council, Dr. Dej Churdsuwanrak, Secretary General, the Board of Trade of Thailand, Mr. Bob Fox, Chairman of ICT group of Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), Mr.Pranontha Titavanno, Chairman of Information Technology Industry Club, the Federation of Thai Industries, and presentations from Russian businessmen.
After presentations and talks, delegations were engaged in an Open Discussion, followed group photo.
Participants then, moved to The Cellar Room to enjoy the food, drinks and festive environment of the “Networking Reception to celebrate the 120th Year Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between Thailand and Russia”.
This event featured marvelous Russian performance by the Russian Ballet School Bangkok, led by Ms. Julia Tutarskaya, and a Thai Cultural show.
The Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) would like to thank all the delegations both from Thailand and Russia, as well as distinguished speakers who have taken their times to attend these events. Most importantly, we would like to express our sincere gratitude toward the sponsors and co-organizers who help putting together these wonderful gatherings.
TRCC held 1st Executive Committee Meeting of Year 2017 on the 25th of January
Thai – Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) led by the President, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, held the very 1st meeting of year 2017 on the 25th of January at CP Tower Silom.
The meeting started with a warm New Year greeting from the President followed by information about several interesting business events such as BOI’s Seminar in “Opportunity Thailand 2017” that features a great number of distinguish speakers, from the Prime Minister of Thailand to several business leaders in Thailand.
TRCC has the pleasure to welcome two new members who gave a short introduction of their companies at the meeting. Moreover, the topic of activities to celebrate the 120th Year Anniversary between Thailand and Russia, the update of TRCC Business Digest and potential trip to Russia in 2017 were also discussed.
We would like to thanks all the participants in the meeting. For more information, please contact TRCC.
TRCC’s last Executive Committee Meeting of year 2016 held on October 25th, 2016
On October 25th, 2016 at 18th floor, CP Tower, The Thai – Russian Chamber of Commerce, led by the President – Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, held the Executive Committee Meeting No. 4/2016. This marks the last meeting of year 2016.
TRCC president reported about the previous election of the State Duma or the Russian Federal Parliament, followed by the report of activities in which TRCC’s Executives and members have taken part in between August – September of 2016.
Also, TRCC’s latest initiatives, namely, the publication of “TRCC Business Digest” and potential trip to Russia in 2017, were also discussed. For further information about these two initiatives, kindly contact TRCC.
TRCC Seminar “Bridging Thailand and Russia” on July 22nd, 2016 at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Pattaya
On July 22, 2016 the TRCC Seminar “Bridging Thailand and Russia” was held in Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Pattaya. Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation for Chonburi and Rayong provinces, Mrs. Panga Vathanakul and representative of Pattaya City Mayor, Mr. Thanet Supornsahasrungsi addressed welcome remarks to the participants.
In his opening remark, Charge d’affairs a.i. of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. Vladimir Marchukov told about present state of the relations between the two countries: “Thailand remained our biggest trade partner in Southeast Asia. Last year the Russian-Thai bilateral trade was worth of $ 2.4 billion. Two-way investments are growing too. According to our estimate in 2015 total Russian investments into the Thai economy reached $ 500 million, while investments of the Thai companies in Russia exceeded the benchmark of $1 billion”.
(From left: Mr. Mr. Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, Mrs. Panga Vathanakul and Mr. Vladimir Marchukov)
The also received special speakers from Russia, such as President of the NGO, Mr. Oleg Oleinik - representatives of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Ms. Dina Djimbaldorjieva– Representative from Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
(From left: Mr. Oleg and Ms. Dina)
The President of Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, Mr. Noppadon Khamsai, Managing Director of Thai Sturgeon Farm Co., Ltd., Ms. Aleksandra Agapitova, Development Director of Alpha Trade International Co., Ltd., First Senior Vice-President of Kasikornbank, Mr. Pattanapong Tansomboon, representative of Board of Investments of Thailand, Ms. Nathareekon Saesubak, Mr. Sanpech Supabowornsthian, President of Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapteralso and Ms. Aekthida Vongkamhang, Director of European Affairs Division, Department of International Trade Promotion and Mr. Vitaly Kisselev, Vice President of TRCC, also took the floor and delivered their reports and presentations.
(Top photo from left: Dr. Sombat, Nr. Noppadon, Ms. Aleksandra, Mr. Pattanapong, Ms. Aekthida / bottom photo from left: Ms. Nattarikorn, Mr. Sanpech and Mr. Vitaly)
The Agreement on cooperation between the International Union of Ecologists, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce was signed.
The event ended with the awarding ceremony of a number of Thai participants by diplomas of the International Union of Ecologists, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for their contribution into development of cooperation between Russia and Thailand.
We cordially congratulate TRCC members on awarding with the Internationals decoration in sphere of business - International Award of Ecologists, Industrialists and Businessmen “Global Business Brand - 2016” and “Grand Person of the Year 2016” and also Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai with the Order “For Contribution into the Science”.
The visit has become one more brick into the solid foundation of good relations of the two States.
TRCC Business Matching on July 21st, 2016
at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok
On July 20-25, 2016, the delegation of the International Union of Ecologists, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs headed by the President of the Union Mr. Oleg Oleinik, the representatives of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of industry and Commerce visited Thailand at the official invitation of the President of Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai.
In the course of the visit, the Russian delegation had meetings and negotiations with the representatives of the Government Authorities and business community, arranged by Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Trade Representation and the Embassy of Russia in Thailand.
On July 21, 2016 in Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok the Russian delegation and representatives of the Federation of Thai Industries, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Board of Investments of Thailand, Ministry of Commerce took part in the round-table “Russia-Thailand: horizons and mechanisms of cooperation”. The discussions of the event attracted a close attention of business society of both countries.
At the business matching in his welcome speech, the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation, Mr. Oleg Maslennikov noted that at present, the world economy is facing enormous challenges. Both Russia and Thailand are trying to accommodate their economies to the global market turbulence by restructuring economic systems, seeking new growth engines and exploring opportunities for better competiveness. We are making efforts to stimulate exports and consumption, to shape efficient innovation policies and to leapfrog to knowledge-based economies. As an example, Russia has recently launched Priority Development Zones with a special stress on the Far East while Thailand has established Special Economic Zones to lure foreign investments and develop territories of the country. Russia is open to dialogue and ready for any proposals of cooperation.
The welcome address to the participants from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce was delivered by Ms. Dina Djimbaldorjieva, director of Asian countries’ department of the Ministry. In this address the Minister Mr. Denis Manturov wrote that the mutual trade between Russia and Thailand has seen a wave-like development for the last 5 years, the periods of a significant growth interchanged with the shrinking of trade. The reasons for the decrease in a bilateral volume of sales in 2015 were connected with a general situation in the global economy and the cut in prices for the main position of Russian export - crude oil. At the same time positive tendencies are evident, for example, the export of the production with a high degree of processing grew 11.6 times. We consider that today there are favorable conditions for the achievement of the challenge, set by the heads of Russia-Thai governments, that is to increase the volume of bilateral mutual trade up to $10 billion. Today the nomenclature of Russian export deliveries to Thailand is extending.
(From Left: Dr. Sombat – President of TRCC, Mr. Oleg Oleinik - representatives of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and Ms. Dina – Representative from Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce)
Members of TRCC - TPI Plc., CPF, Loxley Plc., TPI Polene Co., Ltd and others took an active part in the business matching.
We would like to thank all the participants and delegations for help putting together this fruitful event.
TRCC’s Executive Committee Meeting No. 2/2016
held on June 29th, 2016
Photo: Atmosphere of the meeting
The 2nd Bi-Monthly Executive Committee Meeting of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) was held in the afternoon of June 29th, 2016. The meeting was well participated by more than 20 executive committees, potential new members and special guest speaker.
Photo: Atmosphere of the meeting
Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of TRCC first gave a warm welcome to all attendees, followed by a special presentation about Anti-Corruption representatives of Office of Public Sector Anti- Corruption Commission (PACC).
Photo: Atmosphere of the meeting
Later, the introduction of several potential new members of TRCC was presented, followed by a updates about TRCC’s seminar entitled “Bridging Thailand and Russia” on July 22nd, 2016.
TRCC would like to thank all the attendees and would like to once again give a warm welcome our new members.
The President and Executive Committees
of Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce of 2016 - 2017
Photo: meeting for the presidential election on May 24th, 2016
With reference to Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC)’s 11th Annual General Meeting on April 27th, 2016 at Dusit Thani Hotel, TRCC members have approved of the new listing of 17 executive committees which mainly consisted of former committees and 5 new comers.
These new committees met again on May 24th, 2016 at CP Tower, to elect the president for the year 2016 – 2017, and Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, previous President of TRCC was once again elected as the President for 2016 – 2017.
The executive committees also approved the following executive positions:
Vice-President, Mr. Vitaly Kisselev
Vice-President & Treasurer, Mr. Archava Smuthranond
Executive Director, Dr. Sourat Rakhimbabaev
Advisor, Mr. Vanchai Jiratritarn
Photo: Structure of New Executive Committee of TRCC for year 2016 - 2017
For further detail, please contact TRCC.
TRCC held the 11th Annual General Meeting and a Networking Reception on April 27th, 2016 at Dusit Thani Hotel
The Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), led by the current President, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, successfully organized its 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a Networking Reception on April 27th, 2016 at Saladaeng Room, Dusit Thani Hotel.
The Meeting starting at 4 pm. with sincere opening remarks by His Excellency Dr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Thailand. His excellency gave an insightful update on the current trading and investment between Thailand and Russia with a bilateral trading value of 2.4 billion US dollars last year.
Moreover, he discussed about a strong relations between both countries as Thailand remains one of the biggest traders with Russia and will reach its 120th Anniversary of political relations in 2017. Also, leaders of both countries have organized visits to each other. Some of the visit include H.E. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation’s visit to Thailand in April of 2015, as well as the recent visit of two Thai Deputy Prime Ministers, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and General Prawit Wongsuwan, in February 2016.
Next month, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will have an official visit to Russia to join the commemorative ASEAN-Russia Summit in Sochi on May 19th, 2016. AmbassadorBarsky ended his speech with an appreciation toward the business sectors who has been working closely in order to boost the trade and strengthen mutual relations between the two countries.
Right Photo: His Excellency Dr. Kirill Barsk gave an opening remarks (2nd from left)
After his Excellency’s opening remarks, Ms. Aekthida Vongkamhang, Director of European and CIS Affairs Division, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) , Ministry of Commerce, kindly gave an update on their business trip to Vladivostok in September of 2016. Ms. Aekthida started by a brief introduction of DITP, followed by an summary of an activityentitled “Thailand Week” which will allow businessmen from Thailand to visit Vladivostok and meet with potential business partners in Russia.
Left photo: Dr. Sombat, president, Mr. Archava - VP and Treasurer and Dr. Sourat, Executive Director
Right: 2nd from left, Mr. Vitaly, Vice President of TRCC
In this meeting, Dr. Sombat, current president of TRCC gave a summary on the current structure of TRCC, a special tribute to the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Thailand, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation to Thailand as well as the Honorary Consul of Chonburi, Rayong, Phuket, Krabi and Panga Provinces.
He also summarized past events between 2014-2016, the plan for the seminar entitled “Bridging Thailand and Russia” on July 22nd, 2016 in Pattaya, as well as the upcoming election of the new TRCC Executive Committees.
Atmosphere of the Networking Reception
Later, the meeting continued with an approval of the Meeting Minutes of AGM No. 10/2015 by TRCC’s Vice President, Mr. Vitaly Kisselev, followed by financial report from Mr. ArchavaSmuthranond, Vice President and Treasurer. Executive Director of TRCC, Dr. Sourat Rakhimbabaev, also gave a brief plan of activities for year 2016 – 2017 which includes organizing seminars, distributing useful information and cooperation with Russian organizations. The meeting ended at 6.30 pm. Later, all the participants joined the Networking reception with other guests.
TRCC would like to thank all the TRCC’s members, His Excellency Barsky and other supporters who helped put together this fruitful and sensational event.
“Prayut seeks major gains from Russia visit in May”
(Credit: The Nations, Russian Beyond the Headline)
(Photo Source: The Nations)
On March 16th, 2016, The Nations and Russia Beyond the Headlines gave a brief overview of the recent visit by Deputy Prime Ministers, Prawit Wongsuwan (Defence) and Somkid Jatusripitak (Economic). This latest visit to Moscow is to prep the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's visit to St Petersburg in May of 2016. The outcome of the visit, according to the Russia Beyond the Headlines, showed a very positive prospect in future trading and investment between the two countries, particularly in military cooperations, telecommunications, logistics etc.
The 1st TRCC Meeting of 2016 was successfully held on Wednesday 26th, February 2016
The 1st meeting of year 2016 was held on Wednesday 26th, February 2016 where Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), Executive committee members and potential new members discussed about the up-coming activities of 2016.
Dr. Thiratrakoolchai gave a warm welcome to all the participants followed by development of the Annual General Meeting which will be held on April 27th, 2016. The meeting continued with the report of TRCC’ activities in the past 3 months by the Executive Director and the minute approval of the previous meeting.
The meeting was concluded with a discussion of potential new members and TRCC’s up-coming seminar later this year.
For further detail, please contact TRCC.
New Year greeting to H.E. Dr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of the Russian
Federation to Thailand on January 14th, 2016
(Left: Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, Right: H.E. Dr. Kirill Barsky)
On Thursday January 14th, 2016, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) had the privilege, on behalf of TRCC, to give a warm greeting toward 2016 to H.E. Dr. Kirill Barsky.
The meeting took place at the Embassy where His Excellency and the President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce had discussed about potential initiatives from both the Embassy and The Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) in 2016.
TRCC has the honor to receive such great and continuous supports from His Excellency and the Embassy, and wish to express our sincere gratitude toward all your contribution to the Chamber.
TRCC participated in JFCCT Luncheon event for His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand on November 25th, 2015
Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, President of the Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), attended the luncheon organized by the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT). This event was held successfully on November 25th, 2015 at Centara Grand, Central World Bangkok, where the presidents of foreign chambers, Ambassadors, as well as distinguished guests were interacted with one another, and addressed by Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Photo source: www.thaigov.go.th, www.innnew.co.th
The luncheon proceeded with welcome remarks from the President of JFCCT, Mr. Stanley Kang, followed by Special Business Forum given by the Prime Minister of Thailand.
The Prime Minister briefly presented the government’s plans in restoring the economy through, for instance, investment from foreign investors, SMEs business, government’s projects. He also gave an overview of some international complications which the government has been working on such as the fishery and aviation. Later, Mr. Prayuth ended his forum with a reassurance on the government’s long-termed development plans for example ‘Cluster Development’.
From left: Dr. Sourat Rakhimbabaev, Mr. Oleg Maslennikov, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, Mr. Ivan Polyyakov, Mr. Danniyar Akkaziev, Mr. Alexey Kalashnik, Mr. Vitaly Kesselev
Representatives ofThai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) led by the President, Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, summoned a meeting with Russian-Thai Business Council (RTBC) in bid for the ties and collaborations between business sectors for both countries.
The meeting was held on November 10th, 2015 at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok where member of TRCC, namely Mr. Vitaly Kisselev (Vice-President), Prof. Sourat Rakhimbabaev (Executive Director), and Trade Representative of Russian Federation in Thailand, Mr. Oleg Maslennikov, had the chance to welcome distinguished guests from RTBC.
The meeting started with a warm welcome from Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai, followed by an introduction about TRCC. Later, the newly elected Chairman of Russian-Thai Business Council, Mr. Ivan Polyyakov, gave an introduction to fellow memebers, Mr. Danniyar Akkaziew, and Mr. Alexey Kalashnik, about the council and their objective to support direct contact between Thai and Russian businessmen, as well as to promote bilateral investment and trading between the two countries.
Dr. Sombat Thiratrkoolchai, President of TRCC (left) and Mr. Ivan Polyakov, Chairman of RTBC (Right) gave an introduction about both organizations
Atmosphere of the meeting
Both parties continued to discuss about possible future collaborations and current economics situation. The meeting adjourned with exchanging of souvenir and refreshment.
After several years of detailed marketing research and analysis CPF has made a strategic decision to open an affiliated company in Russia. The favorable investment climate, stability of the national currency (ruble), favourable growth rate of the economy, and also good prospects for development in agro-industy have played the basic part in making up of this decision. As a result, in September, 2006 a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPF named “Charoen Pokphand Foods (Overseas)” LLC was registered in Moscow, Russia. The main scope of the company’s activities will center on own agricultural manufacturing, as well as export-import operations.
In December 2006 the company has acquired 12 objects of real estate and about 7 hectares of land near Moscow for the development of its project. Among the objects are: an existing agricultural complex with its own railway branch line, warehouses, production shops, an administrative office building, etc. The deal’s amount is not announced. Thus “Charoen Pokphand Foods (Overseas)” LLC became the first Thai company to purchase not only real estate but also land in Russia.
In 2009 LLC “CPFO” finished the construction of high-tech feed mill with the capacity of 600 tons per shift, the feed mill that had no similarities in Russia, that produces ecologically safe animal feeds for agricultural animals – ‘prestarter’ and ‘starter’, having the grains for production only from reliable suppliers.
In time the company range of activities grew wider and in August of 2007 there was open the Moscow branch, that made it possible to effectively manage the sea and fish products movement from Thailand into Russia and also – the supplies of the famous Thai organic rice.
In 2010 in the Moscow region, Lukhovitsy district LLC “CPFO” completed the investment project bound with swine complex construction – dedicated to fattening of 20 800 heads of swine – of one-time confinement and also – complex designed for 2 400 heads of parental stock sows, that had its parental stock imported from Finland.
Having applied its rich experience in pig business and new technologies, CPFO proved its Top quality products on the Russian market and the company’ pork is in great demand in spite of high level of competitiveness in the Central Russia. Besides the company actively partakes in the Kaluga region agricultural activities, having constructed two modern swine complexes (breeding and fattening) and at the time being the construction of the 3rd swine complex dedicated to growing and fattening – is also finished successfully started its operation supplying citizens with top quality pork.
Moreover, in 2013 CPFO expanded its pig business projects in Russia by taking of the famous Danish-Finish company in Kaliningrad region, which conducts pig and animal feed processing business. At the same time the company has purchased 2 000 hectares land plot in Moscow region for further cultivation and started to collect own land bank.
At present time a daughter company of “CPFO” with a sounding Russian name “CPF Agro” is successfully developing the investment project in Serebryaniye Prudi area of Moscow region and this summer plans the soft opening of the fattening complex of 26,400 heads of pigs – of one-time confinement and also – a breeding nucleus designed for 2 400 sows, - the facilities that are to be equipped by “Big Dutchman”. The project participates in the state program “National project” 2013. The company extends its activity as the vertically-integrated holding, established 3 branches, carefully plans to start the meat processing plant’ project in 2014 and later poultry business as well.
NanoShield & Royal Ace is one of the few Thai Companies which was established based on Self Acquired Technology. Successful organization of the company as well as the progressive research and development undertaken continually over the past few years with close cooperation from our Russian partners are the key factors that have kept us operating successfully to the very present day. Now we are the only Thai-owned business firm in Thailand that deals with PVD Hard Coating /Thin Film Technology for Surface Engineering application.
Our strength is always in our technology and the technology we have further developed has its root in Russia. In 1960s when USSR and USA were competing with each another in space research, a new compound called Titanium Nitride (TiN) - a hard coating with gold like color, was developed in a lab in the Soviet Union. From that day on other hard coating preparations and coating machines have been developed and the technology spread into many industries, such as tools & dies, hard disk drives, automotive, semiconductors, optical industry, and many others all over the world.
At present NanoShield has an agreement with D.V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute in St.Petersburg as the Institute's representative to pass on its technology to Thailand, South-East Asia, Japan and China.
Our history begins with Russia and our future will go on with Russia.
NanoShield PVDTitanium Coating
261/61 Mu 2, Panwithee Rd., Bangpring, Bangbo, Samutprakarn 10560, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-7079931-3; Fax: 66-2-7085399
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On November 25, 2012 the Russian ministry of ecology and natural resources in collaboration with the ministry of economic development and the state press agency “RIA NEWS” has organized the ecological marathon, and finally the international jury called “Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL” as the winner and awarded with the grand prix “
GLOBAL ECO BRAND
The Russian daughter company- Charoen Pokphand Foods (Overseas) also received a great recognition of international ecologists, having been awarded with certificates “100% Eco-quality” and became 1-st animal feed and pig producer, holding this International ecologists recognition of Top quality products.These certificates have been issued to a number of products of CP Group: feedstuff for agricultural animals, rice, shrimps and shrimp’ products, fish fillet and also pork products .