July 16, 2013
First Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine Ivan Bisiuk has reported that the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine has allowed certain Brazilian companies to supply pork to Ukraine.
"At present five or six Brazilian companies are permitted to import pork to Ukraine," he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday (Jul 8).
Bisiuk said the permits were provided after the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine inspected the Veterinary Service of Brazil and these manufacturers.
He said there are no actual Brazilian pork supplies being made to the country so far. He said he was convinced that Ukraine was able to meet its own demand for this kind of meat.
As reported, Ukraine from March 20, 2013 imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Brazil due to the systematic non-compliance with safety indicators of pork produced by various Brazilian companies under the requirements of the Ukrainian legislation, and guided by Article 51 of the law on food safety and quality.
Comprehensive Economic Partnership for East ASIA (CEPEA) agents believe that resumption of sales to Ukraine and Russia, and execution of shipments to Japan, will lead to repetition of the same performance as last year.
The Brazilian pork market is geared for exports, as domestic demand has not shown consistency in recovery. CEPEA researchers warn that achieving this goal will not be easy, but the resumption of sales to Ukraine this month is most likely to enable new plants to export to Russia.
A Russian mission was in the country recently to review Brazilian pork plants. The advance of trade with Japan can be considered another asset to achieve the goal.