Brazilian maize producers waiting for China’s authorisation to start exporting

3 March 2014

Brazilian maize producers have been waiting for China to approve the list of exporters sent by the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry before they can start exporting the product, a Ministry source told Brazilian financial daily Valor Económico.

The secretary of International Relations of the Agriculture Ministry, Marcelo Junqueira, said that the phyto-sanitary agreement signed in November by the two countries was an important step and that approval of the list was the final state for the agreement to be put into practice.

Junqueira noted that the phyto-sanitary agreement was important because it established some quality standards for the product to be sent to China, and that soon after a list of producers that complied with China’s standards was sent.

The senior official also told Valor Económico that the government was “expecting” high amounts of maize to be exported to China. (macauhub)