CANADA, Ottawa. Brazil is pleased with the opening of the market for beef and pork. Only some of the supplies are subject to tariffs.
Canada has approved imports of unprocessed beef and pork from Brazil. Brazil's Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina da Costas Días made the announcement last week during a business trip to Canada, speaking of "very good news for Brazilian meat processors." In the future, it is expected to be able to supply beef and pork worth the equivalent of € 137 million to Canada every year. Canada does not levy an import tax on pork. An import duty of 26.5% applies to beef. However, there is a World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quota, which means that a total of 76,400 t of beef from Brazil can be exported to Canada without taxation.
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Da Costas Días is also using the trip to discuss with fertilizer producers in Canada the possibilities of increasing their supplies to Brazil. For Brazilian farmers to continue to expand food production and contribute to Brazil's and the world's food security, he said, the country needs an adequate supply of fertilizer. The aim, he said, is not just to secure the current level of purchases, but to expand it.
Source: fleischwirtschaft.de; AgE