Brazil: Brazilian entrepreneurs designate China a priority for chicken exports

18 April 2008

São Paulo, Brazil, 18 April – One of the priorities of the Brazilian aviculture sector is to open the Chinese market, the executive president of the Association of Chicken Producers and Exporters of Brazil (ABEF) has stated.

Brazil has 24 refrigerator units authorized for exports to China, but bureaucratic red tape is hindering sales, said Francisco Turra.
He added that he plans to meet with the Chinese ambassador in Brazil in an effort to find solutions.

The Chinese market could represent for Brazil exports on the order of 100,000 tons in the first year of shipments.

ABEF data indicates that chicken meat exports totaled US$1.545 billion in the first quarter of 2008, 59 percent more than in the same period of 2007.

In volume the increase was 18 percent during the same period, reaching 881,000 tons.

The main market for Brazilian chicken in the first three months of 2008 was the Middle East followed by the European Union and Asia. (macauhub)