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The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform (MAWLR) has announced that Namibian beef and lamb can now be exported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.

The Executive Director in the ministry, Ndiyakupi Ngituwamata, says the ministry has secured markets for export-approved abattoirs both in the northern communal areas (NCAs) and south of the veterinary cordon fence (Red Line).

The NCA export-approved abattoirs can export beef to Qatar, while those south of the Red Line can export beef and lamb to the UAE.

The opening of these markets follows successful missions undertaken by the Ministry to the UAE and Qatar in July of this year, which resulted in obtaining the veterinary export health certificates for export.

Ngituwavata advises the export-approved abattoirs to engage importers of meat and meat products in Qatar and the UAE for registration of products they intend to export.

The abattoirs should also engage halal-certifying bodies approved by the two countries to ensure compliance with their dietary laws.

 

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