BRAZIL - Brazil has opened the doors to five Brazilian poultry plants to start exporting to the country.
The five plants include two BRF (one in Grapevine, SC and one in Forquilhinha, SC), two JBS (Amparo, SP and Seara, SP) and the Chicken Bello (in Itaquiraí, MS). Jointly, they add up to 24 units already qualified for export to the Chinese market.
According to Francisco Turra, CEO of the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF), the poultry sector poultry and the Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) ministries had been negotiating for months to win licences for these plants.
The move is expected to have a positive impact on exports this year.
"It was hard work since all technical parameters were met. It is a key achievement for our industry, showing Brazil's high competitive capacity, fully able to meet the demands of the international chicken market," Mr Turra said.
He said that negotiations with the Chinese authorities now follow for enabling more Brazilian poultry plants.
According to him, the Chinese market is highly sought-after in animal proteins, so the business partnership shows great potential for expansion.
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