December 30, 2011
A campaign to expand chicken exports to the Middle East has been announced by Brazil based BrazArtis Assessoria em Comercio Exterior.
The endeavour is aligned with the growing Brazilian poultry exportation to the region, a statement from the company said.
The total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tonnes in 2011, almost 6.9% increase from 2010. At the same time, the exportation is expected to total 3.937 million tonnes, over 30% of the total production, according to Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF).
"The Middle East region is a focal exportation and trading hub for Brazil. We are confident in the prospects for the upcoming year and will continue to support our business partners by supplying top quality halal and non-halal chicken products at competitive prices," a spokesperson for BrazArtis Assessoria em Comercio Exterior said.
Brazil's exports span across the whole GCC region including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and Oman.
As part of strong tie between Brazil and the Middle East, select exports are certified by the Central Islamic Brazilian Halal Food (Cibal Halal), the Brazilian Islamic Centre for Halal Food Stuff Association.