July 21, 2015
Myanmar now open to beef and poultry imports from Brazil
Brazil's beef and poultry exports are now allowed into Myanmar following approvals by the latter's government, said Katia Abreu, the Brazilian minister for agriculture, livestock and supply.
"Myanmar's (officials) were at the Ministry of Agriculture and presented with our Agricultural Management Platform. They knew the models of international certificates that we adhere and approved the opening," Abreu said.
As a result, a yearly volume of 12-15 thousand tonnes of poultry is expected to enter the Burmese market, amounting up to US$45 million in value, while cattle imports could be delivered at 10,000 tonnes each year, at a value of US$42 million.
Myanmar's acceptance of Brazilian poultry and cattle materialised following a few months of negotiations, conducted at the request of Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). Thereafter, companies which wish to deliver to the country may submit a request for qualification.
Brazil is set to become the first country to supply fresh beef to Myanmar.