Bangladesh prepares ban on meat imports due to self-sufficiency


Currently, the country's meat imports are coming from 14 other countries around the world.

Posted on Feb 07 ,09:37

Bangladesh prepares ban on meat imports due to self-sufficiency

Bangladesh officials look for a way to ban frozen meat imports as the country's self-sufficiency in meat production was achieved. Currently, Bangladesh imports meat worth $2.5 million from 14 countries (India, Ethiopia, France, Korea, Thailand, China, United Arab Emirates, USA, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia) and is prepared to allow beef imports from Brazil. However, that possibility is contested by the local industry.
The country produced 7.51 million tonnes of meat in FY 2018-19 against an annual demand of nearly 7.3 million tonnes, according to the Department of Livestock Services, according to the Financial Express newspaper. Now, the government is ready to restrict the import of meat as the cattle-rearing groups have raised their voice against it.
Over the last 6 years, meat imports have increased about 4 times in value, from $0.7 million to $2.5 million driven by demand from the hospitality sector.


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