“There’s a lot of potential for enhancing meat exports to China,” said Ghulam Qadir, Commercial Counsellor, Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, while addressing a forum titled “2023 Meat Import Development & Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Port Cold Chain Economy New Growth Forum” on June 30.
He invited Chinese enterprises to participate in Pakistan’s Agri Expo (starting from August 10) in which over 300 top Pakistani agriculture and food processing firms are expected, including meat, fisheries, oil seeds, fruits, and vegetables, food processing ones.
Ghulam Qadir stated that the Agri Expo undoubtedly will open doors to meat enterprises, unveiling the untapped potential that the country possesses. As businesses leverage the opportunities presented by the Expo, the future of Pakistan’s meat sector looks bright, promising sustainable economic development and increased global recognition.
In a landmark decision, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has already granted access to Pakistani boiled beef to the Chinese market, he said.
“Donkey meat is another important potential and the protocol on Donkey skin has almost been finalized by Pakistan. This is another opportunity arising. Similarly, donkey meat will be allowed to China in the next two to three months approximately,” Qadir added.
He further said that the favorable climatic conditions, an abundance of grazing lands, and ample water resources contribute to the availability of high-quality feed for livestock. With a rising demand for meat, both domestically and globally, Pakistan possesses a vast potential to cater to China’s growing market.