Brazil: Abiec says meat exports to China will return at the end of the month

Updated Mar 7, 2023
The Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec) reported that meat exports to China should resume at the end of March, after President Lula's visit to the dictator Xi Jinping, scheduled to start on the 28th. The sale of beef to the Asian market has been suspended for two weeks, when the government of Pará confirmed a case of mad cow disease. Last week, the World Organization for Animal Health (WHOA), after laboratory tests, reported that this is an isolated and atypical case, that is, it emerged spontaneously and has no risk of dissemination in herds or humans. “The expectation is that, in the presence of President Lula, we will have the technical part settled, and this will be part of the political understanding to reverse the scenario by the end of the month”, said the president of Abiec, Antônio Jorge Camardelli, on Sunday 5, in an interview with CNN. Lula's trip to China should last four days. In addition to resuming meat exports, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and ...
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