Bhutan sets price for chicken imports
Two weeks after the import of chicken and other
poultry products were suspended in the country, the trade department, having
recently fixed the prices for imported chicken, has now allowed dealers to
resume the trade.
Trade officials had temporarily stopped the import of
poultry and its products to address the high retail prices charged by Arambagh
Indian poultry company and the sole supplier to Bhutan. Trade director, Sonam P.
Wangdi said that they had to intervene to control the soaring prices of chicken
caused mainly because of the monopoly and the involvement of middlemen in the
â€œAnybody getting charged higher than the fixed rates should get to us,â€
said Wangdi. â€œThe prices will remain [fixed] until more players come into the
The trade department has already identified ten
chicken and egg suppliers from various parts of India. While more chicken
suppliers are expected to join the market in a few months, trade officials have
already permitted about three companies for supply of eggs
in the country.
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