Brazil and World
Brazil may increase meat supply to China
China may enable new Brazilian slaughterhouses this year. The information is from the Brazilian minister of agriculture, Tereza Cristina, who was in Beijing on Thursday, the 24th. According to her, the Chinese market should increase meat imports, given the country's need for this supply. “So, those slaughterhouses that are prepared with the protocols to export to China will have opportunity, such is the need and desire to import meat from Brazil.”
In September, China enabled 25 slaughterhouses from Brazil and the expectation is now that new qualifications should happen in this year. According to the minister, the Chinese reported about the need for food, highlighting a consumer market of more than 300 million people. "This is another Brazil that needs to be fed into China", she said.
Currently, 89 Brazilian slaughterhouses are allowed to export animal protein to China, which has also enabled slaughterhouses from Argentina, Ireland and reopened the market for the British industry.