Sunday, 26 May 2019

Poultry products export: Government of Pakistan urged to allow 50 percent freight subsidy

Poultry sector of Pakistan has demanded to allow 50 percent freight subsidy on poultry products export. According to a presentation given by Azhar Ali Dahar, Director General, TDAP, on the other day, poultry sector has demanded for 50 percent freight subsidy on the export of poultry products.



"They are also seeking duty drawbacks on import duty and waiver from local taxes and levies in order to make the poultry products competitive in term of pricing," he said and added that none of the FTAs negotiated by Pakistan have provided any leverage to the poultry industry.

Azhar said that UAE had revised the regulations for import of poultry which meant that all the companies that were previously registered with and exporting to UAE now have to get registered again of Muslims in European.

He said that Pakistan was the sixth largest producer of milk and the eighth largest producer of meat and poultry but the potential of international Halal market was still to be tapped and urged the authority concerned to develop its own Halal standards and a certification body recognized by the World Halal Council.

In addition, infrastructure facilities such as Halal Parks, Halal Export Processing Zones should also be established with tax incentive to develop it as export oriented sector, he said.

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