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24 Jan 2024

Saudi Arabia to Start South African Meat Imports as Ban Ends

Saudi Arabia to Start South African Meat Imports as Ban Ends
  1. Riyadh lifted import ban in August, shipments to start soon
  2. Two nations are exploring equestrian, falconry investments

Saudi Arabia will start importing South African beef and lamb products as part of an investment push into the continent’s most developed economy.

The kingdom’s Food and Drug Administration lifted a 20-year prohibition on South African meat imports in August, and final approvals to start shipments of halaal cuts to the Middle Eastern nation are now in place, said Matthew Karan, part-owner of Karan Beef, one of South Africa’s biggest meat producers.

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