Brazil authorizes import of products from 24 Chinese aquaculture companies

5 March 2007

Beijing, China, 5 March – Twenty four Chinese aquaculture companies have been authorized by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Supplies to sell their products in Brazil, the Department of Certification and Accreditation said Monday in Beijing.

A department spokesperson said that the Chinese companies, 19 of which are from Shandong province, and the remaining five from Liaoning province, can start exporting to Brazil immediately.

Brazil is currently the only country in Latin America to accept aquaculture products from China.

In 2006 exports of aquaculture products from China rose 18.7 percent to US$9.36 billion and imports rose 4.4 percent to US$4.3 billion, generating a trade surplus for this category of US$5.06 billion, or an annual growth rate of 34.3 percent. (macauhub)