May 23, 2023
Colombia granted approval to export beef, pork by-products to Brazil
Colombia has been granted approval to export bovine, caprine, sheep, and pork by-products to Brazil, The Pig Site reported.
This development comes as a result of collaborative efforts between the Colombia's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), the National Institute of Drug and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), and the livestock industry.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil (MAPA) has confirmed the approval after reviewing the proposal of the health certificate submitted by Colombia. Brazilian regulations require that shipments of animal products must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the health authorities of the exporting country. The animal products must originate from animals that were born and raised in a country free from rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease.
Juan Fernando Roa, the general manager of ICA, said the opening of the Brazilian market for the export of bovine, goat, sheep, and pig by-products marks the tenth accomplishment this year, adding that they will continue their efforts to ensure that more countries can enjoy products with excellent sanitary and phytosanitary conditions.
The Ministry of Commerce of Colombia reports that the export of agricultural products to Brazil exceeded US$1 million in 2022. This latest development in the export sector further strengthens the trade relationship between Colombia and Brazil, opening up new opportunities for the Colombian agricultural industry and boosting economic growth in the country.
- The Pig Site