China frees imports from three Brazilian slaughterhouses, says Agriculture and Livestock Minister

China frees imports from three Brazilian slaughterhouses, says Agriculture and Livestock Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Fávaro, informed this Wednesday (18) that China has declassified three Brazilian slaughterhouses in Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul, two for poultry and one for cattle. According to Fávaro, Brazil has not received any new permits from companies to export meat to China since 2019.

The minister’s statement came shortly after a meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) at the Planalto Palace. There is also an expectation to allow eight more slaughterhouses to be assessed by China. “This is excellent news, a sign of Brazil’s credibility,” said Fávaro.

He also shared that Indonesia has enabled another 11 slaughterhouses in Brazil, all beef, in Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Rondônia and São Paulo. Brazil exported 20,600 tons of meat worth US$110.4 million to Indonesia in 2022, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.




The opening of the cotton export market to Egypt was also announced. The country currently imports around 120,000 tons of the product per year with the main trading partners Greece and Burkina Faso.