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BMC to start exporting beef to UAE

22 Mar 2023

The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has received accreditation to export Botswana beef to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with effect from March 19.

A press release from BMC states that the accreditation follows thorough inspections and quality compliance evaluations of the BMC by the National Independent Halal Trust between December 2022 and February 2023.

“Increasing the diversity of lucrative markets for Botswana beef is a cornerstone of the BMC Meriting strategy 2022/25 of which BMC’s participation at the Dubai Expo in February 2022 was a critical component and these are the results,” says the release.

It continues to state that the BMC intends to access all lucrative markets within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and access to the UAE is a critical milestone in the achievement of that goal.

“In celebrating this monumental first-time achievement, which will allow Botswana farmers through the BMC to access to one of the best playing markets of beef in the Middle East, it must also be seen as a sustainable incentive for cattle beef production in Botswana,” states the release.

The release continues to state that these priced knowledge assets, therefore, reinstate possibilities of a knowledge-based economy as championed by government’s reset agenda. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : BOPA

Location : GABORONE

Event : Press statement

Date : 22 Mar 2023