Brazil promotes exports on mission to China next May

19 March 2019

The Brazilian government is organising a mission to visit China in the first week of May to promote exports of pork, beef and poultry, the Brazilian Agriculture Minister said recently in Washington.

Tereza Cristina also said that one of the key points of the mission is to get China’s health authorities to approve more Brazilian cold storage units to export to the country, and the soybean issue is also on the agenda.

The current Brazilian government fears that Brazil, the largest soybean exporter to China, by negotiating a trade deal with the Asian giant will be viewed less positively by the the United States.

Cristina stressed the importance of China for Brazilian agriculture, pointing to data from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services for 2018, that China remained the main destination of exports from Brazil with a value of US$64.2 billion.

One of the other points to be discussed by the members of the mission with the Chinese authorities is, according to Cristina, increasing the range of products that Brazil exports to China, currently very focused on soybeans, iron ore and pork, beef and chicken. (Macauhub)