Brazil responds after EU ban on poultry imports

After suspending 20 processing plants in Brazil from exporting meat to the EU, the Associação Brasileira de Proteína appeals to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
calendar icon 23 April 2018
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Urging Europe to reconsider the ban, Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Blairo Maggi said, "They are taking advantage of taking us out of the market due to sanitary concerns, which are unfounded," reports Global Meat News.

According to Food Navigator, the vote, taken last thursday, was unanimously in favour of the ban on imports from 20 of Brazil's processing companies owing to flaws in the country's control system.

It's reported that following the BRF investigation, exports of chicken have seen a decline of 9.7 percent.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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