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Amid cry for beef ban, meat exports from India on a rise

US department of agriculture shows that India has been the largest exporter of beef in the world since last year.

Written by Shruti Srivastava |
April 28, 2015 1:58:44 am

Even as states like Maharashtra and Haryana ban beef and impose strict punishment in case of violation, there has been a continuous growth in the export of the meat in the past three years.

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US department of agriculture shows that India has been the largest exporter of beef in the world since last year. While it remains the largest exporter of beef, according to the UN Comtrade data, India’s share in global trade of animal products for 2013 stood at 0.89 per cent.

Politics over beef notwithstanding, India has been flagging the issue of market access of buffalo meat with China, Indonesia and the EU, which have halted meat import from India citing reasons like prevalence of foot & mouth diseases.

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beef2Reasons for India’s meager share in world trade include high consumption base, relatively low productivity, prevalence of various livestock diseases such as foot and mouth disease, impeding market access to Indian livestock products, several quality, and non-tariff issues from major competing countries.

 

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First published on: 28-04-2015 at 01:58:44 am

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