Earlier, Pakistan successfully exported its first-ever consignment of meat to Jordan. A local brand called TATA Best Foods Limited exported the first consignment of meat.
Revealing the news on Twitter, Adviser on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood congratulated the company.
“We congratulate TATA Foods on exporting Pakistan’s first-ever consignment of meat to Jordan. Promotion & facilitation of non-traditional products to new markets constitutes MOC’s diversification policy,” Abdul Razak wrote.
“I urge other exporters to emulate this and aggressively market their products in this and other new markets,” he further added.
We congratulate TATA Foods on exporting 🇵🇰 Pakistan's first ever consignment meat has been exported to 🇯🇴 Jordan. Promotion & facilitation of non-traditional products to new markets constitutes MOC’s diversification policy. pic.twitter.com/fT9hqbRRmH
— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) November 29, 2021
Last month, Jordan approved three Pakistani meat processing companies for exporting meat and its allied products to the country. The selected slaughterhouses include Tata Best Food Limited, Organic Meat Limited Company, and Tazij Meat and Food for export for bovine, sheep, goat, and camel meat to Jordan.
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According to reports, Pakistani exporters eye at least 25 percent share in the Jordanian meat market. This will help the country add about $100 million in export revenue.
“Jordan is a good market since its annual import [of meat] stands at about $400-500 million,” Tata said, adding: “It is a big market and big opportunity.”
Pakistan aims to boost economic development through exports
Moreover, Egypt’s veterinary quarantine department approved 10 Pakistani meat processing companies for the export of meat to the country.
The Pakistani companies approved for export to Egypt are: P.K Livestock & Meat Company (private) Limited, TATA Best Food Limited, Fauji Meat Limited, Al Shaheer Corporation Ltd, the Organic Meat Company Private Limited, Tazij Meat and Food, Abedin International Abattoirs (private) Limited and Zenith Associates.
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The export of meat products is a major achievement for Pakistan as the country aims to increase its exports. Pertinent to note, the Ministry of Commerce set Pakistan’s export targets of $37.8 billion including $ 20 billion for the textile sector.
Regarding this, the government aims to support new export sectors and wants to diversify the dominant ones, for example, textile. Due to this, the meat industry is certainly appearing to be a profitable one.
Pakistan already exports meat to Gulf Cooperation Countries. In September, Pakistan’s Organic Meat Company secured a $1 million contract to supply frozen boneless meat to Saudi Arabia for 10 months.