BMC gets greenlight to export beef to UAE


The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has been accredited to export beef to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as of March 2023, Business Monitor has established.

The Minister of Entrepreneurship, Karabo Gare said the greenlight follows the negotiations that were conducted at the Dubai Expo 2020 in February 2022 “Plans are underway to complete accreditation of the BMC Maun abattoir to also gain access to the UAE and the GCC countries within 2023,” he told Parliament recently.

It was also revealed that long term plans are to have the Maun plant separated from BMC’s commercial performing entities; Lobatse abattoir, cannery, tannery and Francistown abattoir while providing Ngamiland farmers with a market for their livestock. “It does so without weighing down on BMC’s performing assets,” Gare added.

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