Beef export to UAE fetches US $ 43.61 mln amid 24 % growth

ISLAMABAD, Feb 13 (APP): The export of beef to United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reached US $ 43.61 million during 2014 15, registering 24 per cent increase as compared to previous year. The beef export to UAE during 2012 13 was US$ 35.1 million and thanks to Market Access Initiatives taken by present government under which a number of accredited Pakistani slaughter houses were increased by 50 per cent since 2013. Currently, 12 Pakistani meat processing/slaughter houses, eligible to export, have been approved by UAE authorities, sources at Commerce Division said on Saturday.