China Opens Doors to Five Brazilian Poultry Plants

BRAZIL - According to the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF), the agricultural defence organ of the Chinese government has just published the qualification of five Brazilian plants for exports of chicken meat to that market.
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The five plants include two BRF (one in Grapevine, SC and one in Forquilhinha, SC), two JBS (Amparo, SP and Seara, SP) and the Chicken Bello (in Itaquiraí, MS). Jointly, they add up to 24 units already qualified for export to the Chinese market.

According to Francisco Turra, CEO of UBABEF, poultry and entity ministries of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC) had been negotiating for months to enable these plants, which are expected to generate positive impacts with overall balance of exports this year.

"It was hard work since all technical parameters were met. It is a key achievement for our industry, showing Brazil's high competitive capacity, fully able to meet the demands of the international chicken market," Mr Turra said.

He said that negotiations with the Chinese authorities now follow for enabling more Brazilian poultry plants.

According to him, the Chinese market is highly sought-after in animal proteins, so the business partnership shows great potential for expansion.

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