Ministry: Kazakhstan has potential to increase pork exports

Business Materials 6 August 2020 17:39 (UTC +04:00)
Ministry: Kazakhstan has potential to increase pork exports

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 6

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan has the potential to increase pork exports within the range between $780 million and $1.1 billion, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Trade and Integration.

The topic was discussed during a webinar on issues of developing Kazakhstan’s animal husbandry attended by representative of the ministry and Switzerland’s SUISAG company.

As noted during the meeting, the potential for increasing Kazakhstan’s pork export is estimated between $780 million and $1.1 billion, mainly to the Chinese market.

The Protocol with China’s State Customs Administration on the requirements for exporting frozen pork to China from Kazakhstan was signed in September last year and since then, it has become a significant part of the industry. Furthermore, parties also agreed on a veterinary certificate, and Kazakhstan's pig breeding enterprises are to be included in the China’s Register of the General Customs Administration.

Thus, currently, the necessary base has been created for the export of frozen pork to China.

During the webinar, a number of recommendations to further develop animal husbandry in Kazakhstan were named such as:

- increase productivity with a better level of animal health, use of artificial insemination technology (currently there is no artificial insemination center in Kazakhstan) and introduction of genetics science into the industry;

- improvement of the existing pig stock (will increase output by 50 percent);

- supporting production through knowledge sharing, training and infrastructure development;

- training of a new generation of specialists in cooperation with Kazakh universities;

- creation of new farms with new livestock.


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