Cattle Pens Needed to Lower Costs for China Overland Trade

MYANMAR - The government should set up suitable holding pens for cattle on the Myanmar side that will help lower the costs of transportation for the overland cross-border trade with China.
calendar icon 14 June 2019
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Currently, China buys one million head of cattle from Myanmar on a quota system with discussions over an agreement ensuring more stable demand being held. Points of discussion include demand that cattle health conform to World Organisation for Animal Health standards.

Myanmar Livestock Federation for Mandalay chair U Kyaw Htin said while an agreement with the Chinese would soon be signed, the government should support the building of cattle pens in a suitable location rather than rely on the overland trade with China at Muse.

He said costs could be lowered on the Myanmar side should there be such pens as cattle would only be transported to the border on demand.

"No cattle will pile up at the border while waiting for Chinese buyers, should there be demand, we will transport it," U Kyaw Htin said.

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Source: Myanmar Times

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