Brazil will be able to export processed meat and cottonseed meal to China under two health protocols signed by the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina and the Chinese General Customs Administration, according to official information.
The official statement issued in Brasilia clarifies that the protocols set out the requirements to allow the export of the two products from Brazil to China, in order to prevent pests or diseases that are endemic in the exporting country from entering the importing country.
The statement said that in 2018 Brazil exported processed meat worth US$557 million, while China purchased products worth US$25 million and added that the Brazilian export of cottonseed meal, used as animal feed, is still incipient.
In a video released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, the minister said that China is expected to approve new cold stores later this year, given the fact that African swine fever continues to decimate the country’s livestock assets.
“We have to take this opportunity by delivering what they want: volume, quality food and prices that may be adjusted to the Chinese market,” she said. (Macauhub)