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Abiec Expected Embargoes on Brazilian Beef to be Lifted This Month

05 June 2014

BRAZIL - The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (Abiec) believes that by the end of June Brazil will be able to reverse the bans on beef that have been put in place by Peru, Iran and Egypt.

The three countries suspended imports after confirmation of atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), in Mato Grosso.

For China, which has kept restrictions on Brazilian beef since 2012, Abiec is working to have the market reopened by the end of July.

Negotiations are also already underway with Saudi Arabia, which put an embargo in place in 2012.

According to Abiec’s president Antonio Jorge Camardelli., ABAG believes the case of atypical BSE has had no significant impact on Brazilian exports.

He said it was also important to demonstrate the expertise of Brazil in dealing with the situation.

The atypical case of the disease was recorded on 19 April in a 12 year old cow on a property in Porto Esperidião.

The neurological disorders were discovered at the processing plant in São José dos Quatro Marcos.

The final report on the case of BSE in Mato Grosso from the official laboratory of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Weybridge, UK, found it atypical, as a result of examination of tipificidade.

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