Brazil and Guangdong to create working group to study marketing of agricultural products

12 September 2016

Brazil’s government and the military security authorities of China’s Guangdong Province agreed to set up a technical group to study measures to facilitate the entry of Brazilian agricultural products in the Chinese province and vice versa.

The decision was taken following a meeting in Guangzhou on Thursday, between the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Blairo Maggi, and the provincial head of food security, Ji Jiaqi.

According to Ji, Brazil is Guangdong’s second largest trading partner after the United States.

The Chinese official proposed that universities and research centres participate in the working group and the government of Brazil nominated the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) to be responsible for dialogue with the Guangdong authorities.

The Brazilian minister said that if the current criteria of the Chinese government for access by agricultural products to the province were to change trade relations would increase and make prices more competitive.

Ji Jiaqi, who was invited to visit Brazil, said that Guangdong has the autonomy to address these issues which will make it easier to find solutions to the difficulties encountered. (macauhub/CN/BR)