Brazil Pork producers cleared to sell to South Korea
BRF SA said this is the first time in history that Brazilian producers will be allowed to sell pork to that country.
BRF's authorized plant is in the town of Campos Novos, the company said. Like the other facilities cleared for export, it is located in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
In 2016, Brazil's pork exports totaled 733,000 tonnes, a 32% rise from the previous year, ABPA data showed.
Per capita pork consumption in South Korea is 40 kg (88 pounds) per year, according to BRF. Last year South Korea imported 615,000 tonnes of pork, ABPA said.