Karachi, June 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi, President Pak China Joint Chamber of Commerce and industry has initiated a special move to boost export of meat from Pakistan to China. For this purpose, he held a meeting today with Mr. George Sun, Chairman, Jinan Kemp international Trading company and Mr. Wang Zihai, President all Pakistan Chinese Companies in Pakistan to explore the possibilities of exporting meat from Pakistan to china.
Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi observed that there was a big gap in world meat trade to be fulfilled and Pakistan had the potential to increase its export and earn foreign exchange by promoting Pakistan’s high quality meat worldwide.
He said that Pakistan has the 4th largest Livestock population in the world -180 million animals growing at 4.2% annually moreover there are above four dozens breeds of sheep and goats that have helped Pakistan become second largest goat meat producing country.
But our exports are still lacking far behind because of having limited techniques and skilled labour. He proposed to avail of Chinese assistance to have training for enhancing the skills and Livestock techniques up to the world’s standard.
He urged government and the private sector to create state of the art slaughter houses to attract the Chinese market. He said that we can develop specific brand as per specific needs of Chinese people. He cited an example-“Omasum” the second stomach of cows and buffaloes is very much liked in Vietnam and China.
Afridi said that by exporting meat to China we can contribute millions of dollars in the national economy and for this government of Pakistan is already convincing Chinese government to permit import of meat from Pakistan.
Mr. George Sun said that Chinese meat requirement is increasing rapidly with the growing economy as Chinese are turning away from their traditional diet of Rice and vegetables.
Chinese farmers are unable to keep pace with demands of meat, because only 14 per cent of China’s land is arable and to get meat you need more land, cattle feed and Water. China is short of all three basic requirements, he said adding that China has no way but to import meat from the international market.
Mr. Wang Zihai added that currently china is importing meet from Vietnam, Brazil and Australia, who are struggling to meet the demand while maintaining the standard too.
Therefore in such a competitive environment there is a great possibility for Pakistan to initiate the production of good quality meat to cater the needs of Chinese Market. Viewing the increased demand, China is also considering to import meat from Pakistan he said.
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