The price difference between Chinese and Pakistani cattle and yellow is not proven: 1 kilogram in China can’t be bought by 600,000 people in Pakistan

An anti-epidemic resource, if China has the demand and Pakistan can supply it, what happens?

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the growth rate of the country’s trade in goods turned positive for the first time during the year till the end of the third quarter. Relying on the special access given by China to bulk commodities like rice and sugar, Pakistan exported $1.86 billion to China in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. In the upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, formally implemented from this year, China has given Pakistan another 313 zero tariffs, which both countries have high hopes for Pakistan’s exports to China to take another step forward. But affected by the new crown epidemic, Pakistan’s exports to China fell to $1.66 billion in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, down 10.8 percent.

Pakistan’s saffron bull’s-eye is an authentic medicinal herb

The high level of political relations between China and Pakistan is reflected in the economic and trade agreements. China has signed a total of 16 free trade agreements with 16 countries or regions, of which there are three tariff concessions and zero-tariff catalogues for Pakistan. According to the preliminary statistics of reporters, there are dozens of zero tariff catalogues involving Chinese traditional medicine raw materials, plus the western medicine category in the early preferential tariff concessions in 2005, totaling nearly 100 species. And in the State Drug Administration revised and merged “non-first-time imports of herbal medicine varieties directory”, from Pakistan only big belly skin, betel nut, licorice, black seeds and four kinds of grass seeds. Why is there such a distance between Pakistan’s actual imported categories and the Chinese Preferential Access Catalogue?

March In Chen, April Artemisia. The main reason for this is that it’s not just a matter of time, but also a matter of time before you have a chance to get to know each other. The difference, the price can differ by 1/3.”

Zhu Hongli graduated from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first batch of Chinese medicine e-commerce in China, his company’s parent company Henan Bonded Group is the first cross-border e-commerce imports of pharmaceuticals and medicines pilot organization. “We are now in contact with the products of the ‘Belt and Road’ countries in the increase, like saffron origin is Persia, Iranian saffron is the authentic medicinal herbs. Domestic 1 kg 20,000, imported as long as 5 or 6,000. Saffron imported from Shanghai, the cost of cultivation is harsh, although the quality is better, but the yield is not high, and now 90% rely on imports.”

“Pakistan also has authentic medicinal herbs,” Yu Zhibin, director of the Chinese Medicine Department of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products, told reporters, “Saffron, also known as saffron, many of which are imported from Iran and Pakistan, belong to authentic regions. Recently, we wanted to promote the import of saffron from Brazil, but the procedures are complicated. In a friendly country like ‘Brazil’, is there any possibility that the export of cattle rhubarb will be the first to break through?”

The Chinese see cattle yellow as “soft gold”.

BOVIS CALCULUS refers to the dried gallstones of cattle and buffaloes. The corresponding English in the current “Chinese Pharmacopoeia” one is BOVIS CALCULUS, the sexual expression is spherical, 6 mm to 5 cm in diameter, yellow-red to brownish-yellow surface, cross-sectional golden yellow, visible concentric laminar pattern, some sandwich white heart. “In the past two years, some of the stock of cowhide is not enough, a lot of smuggled, and now the preferential price is 1 kg 600,000 yuan.” Yu Zhibin said.

So how did the cattle yellow inventory gap occur? According to “China Beef Industry Analysis”, due to the impact of African swine fever, China’s demand for beef cattle has increased in recent years, but rising farming costs have led to a decline in the stockpile and high beef prices. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the average price of China’s beef market in 2019 will be 73.2 yuan per kilogram, up 12.26% year-on-year, and imports for the year will be 1.660 million tons, up 59.7%. The latest customs release of China’s beef imports in the first three quarters of this year has reached 1.572 million tons, close to last year’s annual import volume.

The demand for beef is high, slaughtering time is early, and it’s not yet the age of the long yolk,” the chief representative of a domestic enterprise told reporters, “Many cattle in China are grain-fed now, and the general grass-fed cattle are only long yolk. I’ve read a document from a research institute that uses X-ray scanning, and it seems that three out of 1,000 cows have it, and the weight is still uncertain. Now China is an aging society, like the AnGongNiuHuang pill the demand for this kind of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular serious illness medicine is increasing, this year is also the new crown medicine. Niuhuang supply is low, demand is high, and the price will definitely rise, or else it is ‘soft gold’.”

The industry insider mentioned the Angong Niuhuang pills from January 22 this year into the National Health Commission, Chinese Medicine Administration issued a trial “new coronavirus infection of pneumonia diagnosis and treatment plan”, for dizziness, shortness of breath or the need for assisted ventilation and other new coronavirus emergency and serious illness. According to the “National Drug Standard Prescription List of Clinical Emergency and Severe Illnesses Containing Niuhuang”, Niuhuang is mainly used in 42 kinds of Chinese patent medicines in China, including Pientzehuang and Dawei Luo Wan, in addition to Angong Niuhuang Wan, and many other familiar names.

No one in Pakistan cares about the existence of Niuhuang

FAUJI Meat is one of the top meat processing companies in Pakistan, Yili had considered acquiring its affiliate FAUJI Foods in 2018. FAUJI meat plant in Karachi, Pakistan, in early January this year, the reporter interviewed in FAUJI meat plant in Karachi, Pakistan, used the expression “GALLSTONE IN BEEF (gallstones in cattle)” asked former Pakistani brigadier general, now FAUJI meat parent company FAUJI Fertilizer Bin Qasim’s head of manpower management, Abdul Rehmen, didn’t understand what the reporter was referring to at first, but when he heard the word gallbladder, Rehmen said, “Cow’s gallbladder seems to be wanted.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Mohammad Mustafa Kamal, Ph.D., Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Chairman of the Big Bird Group in Pakistan, in a written interview recently. “No one in Pakistan is concerned about the presence of bovine yellow, hardly anyone is looking for it in slaughterhouses, but a few do understand its unique value and collect gall bladder secretions. Pakistan is now in the second phase of the foot-and-mouth disease control standards and the incidence of the disease has declined significantly. Pakistan should document the cow yellow and conduct surveys and testing.”

According to media reports, last year China and Pakistan had signed an agreement on foot-and-mouth disease immunization zone, Pakistan will transition from the second phase of the immunization zone to the third phase to control and eradicate foot-and-mouth disease and achieve this goal through vaccination, for which the Chinese side is providing technical support. Speaking to reporters before the new crown epidemic, JAVED HUMAYUN, joint secretary of Pakistan’s Food Safety Research Department, said: “The foot-and-mouth disease immunization zone with China-Pakistan cooperation is expected to be completed next year.” And according to the State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan’s chilled beef exports to China were only $15,000 in the 2018-2019 fiscal year and $47,000 in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

The above-mentioned beef yellow, bile, beef 3 products, according to reporters to review the text of the China-Pakistan FTA, the first yellow tariff number appeared in November 24, 2006 signed in the China-Pakistan FTA annex – “China’s tariff to zero within three years of the list of products”, and this year’s upgraded version of the China-Pakistan FTA annex – “China’s tariff concessions table” to increase is “fresh or frozen beef” and “bile, with medicinal glands”.

For further confirmation, I remembered a recent interview with Badar U. Zaman, Commercial Counsellor of the Pakistani Embassy in China, in which he extracted the HS codes of beef yellow and bile and China’s cattle inventory of 91.38 million head at the end of last year. “Pakistan’s cattle stock is similar to China’s, if not slightly more. It’s true that we didn’t know about cowhide before, but it seems like the Chinese have been getting in touch with the Pakistan Beef Association since late last year. As far as I know, the biggest exporter of cattle rhubarb is now Brazil with $78 million, followed by China, the US, Colombia and Russia, while one of the biggest demand for cattle rhubarb is China and the other is South Korea.”

Building health corridors together to find recovery opportunities

China Economic Net held a traditional medicine meeting between China, South Korea and Pakistan in Seoul in November last year, and will also hold a China-Pakistan economic and trade hotline cloud salon on the 28th of this month under the title of “building a health corridor together”, in order to promote medical and health cooperation and find business opportunities for recovery in the context of the joint fight against epidemics.

“Although there are more than 12,000 kinds of herbal medicines, only 200 to 400 are commonly used. It’s a ‘separate species like a mountain’ industry, like Gansu has a Angelica City, Wolfberry is Ningxia Zhongning, Heilongjiang is ginseng, rely on a variety can eat a lifetime,” said traditional herbal business opportunities, Zhu Hongli also mentioned Korean red ginseng, “on this one variety to do well up, the epidemic period can also be sold in China.”

“Some of the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine already belong to the intangible cultural heritage, which is the treasure of the Chinese nation, but according to the current situation, the inheritance of these skills gradually lack of raw materials to support, will slowly shrink it,” said the above-mentioned chief representative of domestic enterprises in foreign countries, “is it possible to appeal to the The concept of ‘special events’, Pakistan’s beef and beef co-ordination? Compliance with the ancient side, can you give some special support and encouragement?”

“Customs is still most worried about the entry of epidemics, so the entry of risk management, “Yu Zhibin pointed out, “but the strict card can only encourage smuggling, but also more unable to ensure the quality and safety of drugs and epidemic prevention and control, it is better to give the regular channels to everyone, so that you do it legally and in compliance. “

“Our country speaks of equal emphasis on Chinese and Western medicine, but Europe and the United States, including Pakistan, traditional medicine is in a subordinate position, traditional Chinese medicine is currently incompatible with the mainstream foreign market,” Yu Zhibin continued, “now import is the general trend, the development of Chinese medicine, especially under the call of President Xi, will have a big future, we need to Overseas resources, foreign countries are also willing to export these resources to China. Chinese medicine must have its own channels to go out, we don’t have them now, or we are borrowing from Chinese, overseas Chinese, and old Chinese businessmen, which is not mainstream at all.”

“Chinese medicine should be strong enough, there is no country in the world that has a broader market for Chinese medicine than ours. Openness is mutual, we should be confident enough to open ourselves up first, you go out and talk before you have a voice. So from the perspective of Chinese medicine, we say ‘go out’, first of all, we should open up the ‘bring in’ part,” said Yu Zhibin, “selling products is the lowest end of internationalization, global resources of the re Configuration is what we’re aiming for.”