Namibia to date has exported 973,412 metric tons of beef to the Chinese market, according to meat processing and marketing entity, Meatco which told the Xinhua news agency that they had been able to continue export beef products to the Chinese market during the lockdown as the export process was declared an essential service under the COVID-19 State of Emergency regulations. The company’s spokesperson further told the news agency that Namibia is set to increase its export quantities to China as most farmers are expected to come out of the restocking phase in which they are currently in and marketing to the export abattoir and other facilities will increase.