Trade Brazilian pork and poultry exports boosted

by Editor
Friday, February 13, 2015
Photo: Abipecs

Brazil's export list has been officially extended, reopening pork trade to South Africa and forging a route for chicken to Pakistan.
South Africa lifted its embargo on Brazilian pork in November and Pakistan has confirmed trade with Brazil for its large Muslim, halal consumer-base, says the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

Pork exports to South Africa were stopped in 2005 and have since grown to be the fourth largest importer. Prior to the ban, South Africa was buying 18,000 t. Ten years ago pork exports hit record highs of 625,000 t.

Commenting on Pakistan poultry outlook, ABPA vice president of poultry, Ricardo Santin, hoped to consolidate Brazil's partnership and building up chicken consumption from a low base.