Brazil to increase pork shipments to China and Japan
Brazilian Agriculture Ministry officials late last week made their way to Beijing, China with the aim of doubling the amount of companies that are certified to export pork to China and Japan.
The officials are also pushing to export more chicken to China. Currently, the companies which are allowed to sell poultry meat to China are located in the Brazilian states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.
China – major market
China is seen as the largest customer of Brazilian agri-livestock products. Last year exports saw revenues of US$11 billion, which represented year-on-year growth of 23.4%.
Discussions, involving officials, regarding exports from Brazil to China and Japan continues.