Digital Certificate of Origin reduces costs and time for Brazilian exporters

Updated Feb 17, 2023
The Associação Brasileira de Proteína Animal (ABPA) applauds the publication of Ordinances 235 and 236 of SECEX/MDIC, which govern the new way of issuing certificates of origin for existing poultry meat quotas for the European Union and the United Kingdom as of March 01, 2023. Currently, the European Union and the United Kingdom maintain a quota system with Brazil in exports of chicken and turkey meat and the certificate of origin is an important instrument for the control and correct allocation of quota volumes in line with the licenses of import. With the publication, certificates of origin will be issued digitally and will bring significant efficiency gains for Brazilian exporters, reducing time and cost in this operation.
Issuance is free of charge and much easier and faster than the model previously adopted in sales to these markets, which were on paper and went through several steps until the physical delivery of the document at European and English customs. In addition to transparency, in the analysis of the president of the ABPA, Ricardo Santin, the digital origin certification will reduce bureaucratic costs in exports to two of the markets with the highest added value for Brazilian poultry meat. “The work carried out by Secretary Tatiana Prazeres and the SECEX team from the definition of the digital certificate is a milestone for reducing bureaucracy in foreign trade and we hope that this process will also follow for other markets. Digitization fulfills a need in an increasingly competitive context of international trade”, highlighted Santin. Brazil exported more than 330 thousand tons, with revenue of approximately US$ 1 billion, to these two destinations during 2022. “Until now, the exporter ...
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