The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently lifted its eight-year ban on Pakistan poultry products, granting Pakistani companies permission to export day-old chicks and hatching eggs.
But the companies must be certified by the export ministry and must obtain health certificates from the UAE authority for their cargoes and slaughterhouses.
“Pakistan appreciates the lifting of ban on poultry by our longstanding trading partner and brotherly nation UAE,” said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan in a released statement.
He also thanked Sartaj Aziz, advisor to prime minister on foreign affairs, and Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, minister of National Food Security and Research, for their efforts to get the ban lifted.
“Lifting of the ban will open this market for Pakistan exporters, who have made commendable technological progress in recent years,” the ministry statement said.
UAE is importing more than $700 million worth of poultry products annually.