Brazil and World

Mercosur and European Union sign free trade agreement

After 20 years, last Friday, the 28th, a free trade agreement was signed between Mercosur and the European Union. These blocks together represent a market for goods and services of 780 million consumers and almost ľ of world GDP.
Among the main impacts is the reduction or elimination of import tariffs. About 93% of Mercosur's exports will have zero tariffs and this will positively reflect in the Brazilian exports of different products, including beef, pork and poultry. In addition, the agreement eliminates non-tariff barriers and facilitates exports, adjusting deadlines and procedures to improve market access and greater predictability and regulatory transparency by reducing physical inspections, harmonizing customs procedures, and so on.
According to the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), the agreement provides other benefits as a political, economic, strategic and permanent link between Mercosur and EU; simplifies business operations procedures and reduces or eliminates trade restrictions; and opens the door so that other agreements can be concluded soon and other negotiations are launched for the benefit of agribusiness.
After the review and translation, the agreement should still be approved by the National Congress in Brazil and, in the European Union, by the European Parliament.
Brazil and World

Prohibition of kosher and halal slaughter in Europe may benefit Brazil

The demand for halal and kosher meat is high worldwide and Brazil is one of the main suppliers of these proteins.
Brazil and World

China: enabling new slaughterhouses may reduce supply to other markets

More than 25 Brazilian slaughterhouses may be approved, in 2019, to export beef to China and this can result in a reduction of the proteinís supply to other markets.
Brazil and World

Brazilian is re-elected as president of Codex Alimentarius

Earlier this week, at an event held in Geneva, Switzerland, the Brazilian Guilherme Costa was re-elected by acclamation to the Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Brazil and World

Poultry market: better conditions in 2019

A more balanced global offer of chicken meat is driving a gradual improvement in the market conditions in 2019 for this protein.