Namibia’s beef industry has made a historic breakthrough in the largest consumer market on the planet. This is after the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), signed a protocol with the Chinese government on August 3 to agree on the operational details for Namibia to export beef to the most populated country in the world. The protocol, dealing with veterinary health conditions and quarantine for the actual and practical exportation of Namibian beef to China, was signed in Beijing…Full Article: AllAfrica Aug 2015

Key Point

  • Namibia can now export bone-in beef to China from approved abattoirs.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In April 2014, Hong Kong officials planned to inspect Namibian beef and antelope meat producers as a precursor to potential import approval. Namibia was not only looking to export high-end products such as steaks, but also low-end offal products.
  • In September 2013, Namibia’s Minister of Trade and Industry stated that Namibia and China could enter into joint ventures that focus on meat processing.

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