US losing ground to Brazil in poultry exports to Dominican Republic

Poultry exports from Brazil rose 44% in two years
calendar icon 26 October 2022
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Although exports of poultry to the Dominican Republic are on pace to set historic records in 2022, the United States continues to lose export market share from Brazil, according to a recent USDA GAIN report

As of June, 2022, the United States has accounted for 56% (22,074 MT) of total poultry exports to the DR (64,392 MT). Brazil has accounted for 44% (17,429 MT) of those exports after only accounting for 25% in 2021 and 0% in 2020 and prior. 

The decline of US share in the local poultry market has come as a result of 1) the implementation of Law 6-22 that temporarily eliminated all tariffs on imported food and agricultural products, such as poultry; and 2) the implementation of more restrictive protocols on US poultry products due to concerns with the ongoing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the United States.

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