Australian camel farmers are preparing to export boxed camel meat to China following an industry conference in Kazakhstan in June. More than 1 million wild camels are estimated to be roaming Australia’s deserts, covering 3.3 million square kilometers, Australia’s national broadcaster has reported. Ngaanyatjarra council in Alice Springs, Australia’s Northern Territory – Land and Culture Manager Alex Knight revealed a camel milk company from the far northwest of China wanted to hear about developments in Australia while the Chinese Bactrian camel association was meeting at the Kazakhstan conference…Full Article: The Global Times Aug 2015

Key Point

  • According to the Land and Culture Manager of Australia’s Northern Territory, China and Australia are trying to develop import protocols for Australian camel meat.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In November 2013, a camel (originally from Shandong) was cooked and served in Jilin city, Jilin province, as a part of a marketing campaign.
  • In mainland China, live camels have a 5% MFN (WTO rate) import duty while camel meat has a 23% import tariff rate.

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