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South Africa reopens the EU market for ostrich meat exports

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A ban on ostrich meat from South Africa has been imposed a year ago due to residue testing procedures which did not meet the EU's requirements.

Posted on Apr 02 ,10:27

South Africa reopens the EU market for ostrich meat exports

South Africa can resume its ostrich meat exports to the European Union after a one-year ban imposed for residue testing procedures which did not meet the EU's requirements. Last week, the European Commission announced that will reopen the market for South African ostrich meat.
The EU is the largest market for South African ostrich meat and the ban has put the sector under the pressure in the last months. South Africa currently holds around 75%  of the global ostrich market share, with 80% of the country's ostrich meat coming from the Western Cape, informs Xinhua agency.
"The resumption of meat trade will help ease the pressure that ostrich farmers in the country, particularly in the Western Cape province, have been experiencing in recent years," said Beverley Schafer, the Western Cape provincial minister of economic opportunities.
Ostrich exports are divided into meat, leather and feathers, with meat and leather being the most lucrative of the markets in the Western Cape.

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