Cambodia is preparing for its first shipment of beef to the Chinese market, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).
The ministry said Cambodia will benefit from the US-China trade war and trade tension between China and Australia – the country that exports most beef to China.
Speaking at a contract signing ceremony involving 58 farming communities and exporters at MAFF on September 29, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said the government is diversifying agricultural products and beef is one of the potential foods to export to China.
In the near future, the Southeast Asian nation will expand markets, especially for agricultural products for export.
Cambodia and China expect to sign a free-trade agreement soon, Sakhon said, expressing his hope that with the largest population in the world, China will be a huge market for Cambodia’s farm produce.
Currently, Cambodia mainly exports live cattle to Vietnam and Thailand. The country will also import cows from Australia for domestic farming.