Recently, Colombian Agriculture Minister Jhenifer Mojica (Jhenifer Mojica), who is visiting China, said that China approved Colombia’s protocol on inspection, quarantine and veterinary health requirements for its beef exports, opening Colombia’s access to a market of 1.4 billion people.
The official website of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) reported on September 22 that beef production is an important production activity in Colombia, and 300,000 Colombian families will benefit from the opening of the Chinese market. In this regard, Mojica thanked the Chinese health department for approving the above-mentioned protocol. , the protocol will speed up the process of Colombian beef entering China.
Mojica emphasized the huge opportunities that the opening of the Chinese market will bring to Colombia: According to data from the OECD and FAO, China is the second largest beef consumer in the world. By 2030, China’s per capita annual beef consumption is expected to be will increase to 10 kilograms; China is also the world's largest importer of frozen beef, with imports accounting for 43% of the total global market.
In addition, in terms of beef prices, the Chinese market is also very attractive: the average price per kilogram of beef in Colombia is US$9.68, while in China it is US$17.88.
It is reported that Colombian beef exports to China began 10 years ago, and the Colombian government’s commitment to opening the market has promoted the progress of this work. Last year, ICA held a meeting with the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) to review Colombia’s official epidemiology Related technologies for monitoring, controlling and evaluating systems.
In addition to reaching a beef export protocol, Mojica's visit to China also promoted other agendas, such as China's agreement to promote the expansion of Colombia's export supplies to China to achieve access to products such as pork and seedless limes. In addition, The possibility of Chinese enterprises investing in Colombia was explored, and an agreement was reached with the Chinese government to formulate a technology transfer work plan within four years, that is, China will provide technical assistance to Colombia, and the plan will be ready within two months.