Ministry of Trade and Industry suspends live livestock export to protect local market

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has imposed a ban on the export of local and imported live livestock until further notice, in an effort to safeguard the local market. Informed sources have revealed to Al-Jarida that recent developments in the region, particularly in the Red Sea and the Strait of Hormuz, have prompted the ministry to take this precautionary measure.

The decision has been made to ensure a consistent and abundant supply of livestock and meat in the Kuwaiti market. Ongoing developments in the region will be closely monitored and assessed periodically to ensure an uninterrupted flow of livestock, especially with the approach of the holy month of Ramadan when meat consumption typically increases.

The ministry’s decision reflects its commitment to maintaining a stable and well-supplied market, particularly in light of potential disruptions caused by geopolitical circumstances. By temporarily halting the export of live livestock, the ministry aims to protect local consumers and ensure their continued access to a wide range of meat products.

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