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Apr 9, 2017
Pakistan can fill meat export vacuum after ban on Brazilian meat
Published: April 13, 2017

KARACHI: In a bid to improve Pakistan’s dwindling exports, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Standing Committee on Horticulture Chairman Ahmad Jawad has stated that since a host of Brazilian meat buyers in the world have either banned or reduced the import of Brazilian meat, Pakistan can capitalise on the opportunity and fulfill the vacuum.

Jawad said this in a statement on Wednesday after learning that Brazilian meat-packers did not have high quality or hygienic standards.

The main buyers of Brazilian meat were China, Chile, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and European Union, he said.

Meat is the third largest export of Brazil, after soy and iron ore. The country sold beef and poultry products worth $12.6 billion in 2016, he said.

“We can tap the buyers through effective planning and support of the government as Pakistan has the potential of 159 million livestock,” he asserted.