March 13, 2014


China allows chicken meat imports from five Brazilian firms


Five Brazilian poultry companies have been authorised to export chicken meat to China, in addition to the 24 already approved by the Chinese government, according to the Brazilian Poultry Farming Union (Ubabef).


The president of Ubabef, Francisco Turra, indicated in a statement that the association and the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply and Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade had been negotiating with Chinese authorities over the last several months to gain approval for those five producers.


China is the sixth-ranked importer of chicken meat from Brazil, accounting for 5% of total exports in 2013, when it acquired 190,300 tonnes worth US$440.7 million.


In January-February of 2014, Brazilian producers have exported 32,300 tonnes, bringing in revenue of US$72.5 million.

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