Brazil: Brazilian mission travels to China and Singapore to discuss agri-business

25 November 2008

Brasilia, Brazil, 25 Nov – A delegation from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Farming and Supply is due Tuesday in Singapore to begin a 10-day visit that will also include Hong Kong and China, with a view to boosting bilateral trade.

The mission, which includes representatives of the secretariats for International Relations of Agri-Business and Defence of Agri-Farming, will be accompanied by businesspeople from the food sector.

The delegation also plans to deal with the issue of sanitary and fito-sanitary agreements between Brazil and China.

In Shanghai the mission is due to visit Food & Hotel China (FHC 2008), the most important international trade fairs for imported food and beverages.

China is the main destination of exports for Brazilian agri-business products. The forecast this year is that China will increases its agri-farming imports by 81 percent this year.

From January to October this year Brazilian agri-business exports to Singapore totalled US$285 million.

In rleation to Hong Kong Brazil’s exports of agri-business products rose over 20 percent, particularly pork, beef and fowl exports. (macauhub)