China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) has officially announced that Pakistan can now export heat-treated beef to the Chinese market. This approval comes with certain conditions, such as the beef being sourced from cattle under 30 months of age and undergoing a rigorous heat treatment process. The meat must reach a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius at its center for at least 30 minutes.
To ensure the quality and safety of the exported beef, Pakistani production enterprises must adhere to strict health regulations and be officially supervised by both countries. These enterprises need to register with China, and only beef produced after this registration will be allowed for export.
This development is significant for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it highlights the ongoing growth and cooperation between the two countries. It is anticipated that more Pakistani agricultural products will be introduced to the Chinese market in the near future.