“Jurin” joins the ceremony of exporting “Thai chicken” to Saudi Arabia, the first cabinet Create history for the first time in 18 years, expected to help increase exports as a whole to grow again, aiming for 65 to 98 hundred thousand tons, “CPF” revealed that there are 5 factories permitted. Initially exporting 6 hundred tons, expecting 6 thousand tons by the end of the year and 60 thousand tons in 5 years
At the CPF Chicken Meat Processing Plant (Minburi 2) on March 28, Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce along with Ms Mallika Boonmeetrakul Mahasuk, Advisor to the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Boonthee Panichpraphai, Secretary to the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Phusit Rattanakul Sereeruengrit Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion Mr. Wattanasak Suea-iam, Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade Maj. Gen. Surin Palare, secretary-general of the Central Islamic Council of Thailand, Mr. Prasit Boonduangprasert Chief Executive Officer and the CPF Executive Committee Jointly release the first container of chicken meat products Leaving the Minburi 2 broiler processing plant to Saudi Arabia It is the first lot of Thai chickens in 18 years since 2004.
by Mr. Jurin said Today is another historic day for exporting Thai products to Saudi Arabia. Especially chicken, which is an important target product. After the lack of opportunity in Thailand for the past 18 years, but when he came to take charge One goal was set. To restore trade ties with Saudi Arabia, in the past one year has ordered the commercial ambassador. Agricultural ambassadors coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Negotiations with the Saudi authorities until there has been concrete progress. Saudi Arabia has inspected and certified 11 factories that meet export standards. and after the Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia
“I have given orders again to the commercial ambassador and the agricultural ambassador. And representatives of the Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia traveled to meet with the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and finally issued an announcement on the website on March 13, 65, allowing Thailand to export chicken to Saudi Arabia. which thanks to the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand for helping to coordinate take care of standards in accordance with the principles of Islam”
Mr. Jurin said In the past, Saudi Arabia imported 75% of its chicken from Brazil, 25% from Ukraine and France. But from now on, it is expected that chicken from Thailand will be an important market that Saudi Arabia will import more in the future. By 2021, Thailand will export around 900,000 tons of chicken worldwide, bringing about 100 billion baht into the country. Made 980,000 tons of chicken exports to Saudi Arabia. This will definitely increase export value and increase the number of Thai chicken exports.
“Congratulations to CPF. which is the first factory to export chickens to Saudi Arabia After an 18-year absence and from now on, the Ministry of Commerce has important plans to coordinate with Saudi Arabia. to lead a trade delegation to visit Saudi Arabia to sell products increase the number of exports By traveling to visit Invite interested private sectors to join,” said Mr. Jurin.
Mr. Prasit Boonduangprasert Chief Executive Officer Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited or CPF said that CPF’s 5 factories have been certified, thanks to Mr. Jurin. and Mr. Chalermchai Sri-on, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives and related government agencies which has coordinated with Saudi Arabia until able to export Thai chicken And believe that it will increase the ability of Thai chicken exports to increase.
“Today the first batch of chicken was delivered to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 18 years since 2004 and this month it is expected to export 600 tons worth 47 million baht and 300 containers by the end of the year. The volume is 6,000 tons, worth 400-500 million baht and is expected to be able to reach 60,000 tons within 5 years, or a value of 4,200 million baht, both chilled and frozen chicken and processed chicken that has undergone international standards strictly according to Islamic principles. It has been certified by the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand,” said Prasit.
Department of International Trade Promotion reported that Saudi Arabia is a market with great potential. It has a population of 35.6 million and has the highest proportion of food imports among the Gulf Corporation Council. Saudi Arabia currently imports 650,000 tons of chicken products from around the world annually, of which 70% is chicken. Fresh whole and 30% are imported slaughtered and processed chicken. Saudi consumers are consuming 45 kg of chicken meat per person per year. or the whole country at 1.5 million tons per year.