WANDILE SIHLOBO: Beefing up access to Chinese and Saudi markets
The broadening of beef export markets shows what SA can achieve through collaboration
One positive development in SA agriculture in the past week was the reopening of the Chinese beef market and the firm establishment of beef access to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The latter has not featured prominently in SA’s beef export markets in the past, with small volumes last exported in the early 2000s. The renewed access is critical to SA’s ambition to expand its beef exports, as the Saudi beef market is sizeable at more than $647m in 2021, according to Trade Map data...
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