After a meeting between the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina and China’s General Administration of Customs, Ni Yuefeng, Brazil expects 78 Slaughterhouses to receive authorization to export to the Chinese market.
At the meeting in Beijing on Thursday (16), it was concluded that within a week the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply will send the Chinese authorities final information on the establishments (beef, pork, and poultry) ), since the forms completed by the companies are being reviewed by the Map.
“We are prepared to expand our supply of quality animal protein to the Chinese market while still meeting the sanitary requirements of our bilateral protocol,” said the minister.
The two countries will also study a continuous process of enabling companies, especially the meat industry. The Chinese delegation requested agility in resolving the pending registrations for fish and pear exports. In exchange, Brazil wants to sell melon.
“I want to substantially increase mutual trust in our respective health inspection and quarantine systems so that new establishment qualifications occur in a quick and streamlined way in the future,” said Tereza Cristina.
Ni Yuefeng reported that in the second half, a commissioner will come to Brazil to work constantly with the federal government and companies in sanitary and quarantine matters. The commissioner will be at the Chinese embassy to facilitate dialogue with the ministry team.
On a visit in 2018, Chinese technicians surveyed 11 Slaughterhouses – one was disapproved and ten had to provide additional information. For the meeting in Beijing, they asked Brazil for the list of establishments authorized to sell to the European Union, which totaled 33.
In addition to this list, the Brazilian delegation took data on inspected establishments, but they are not authorized for the European Union; a list of pig producers qualified for other demanding markets such as the United States and Japan and producers of cattle, poultry and asinine qualified for other demanding markets, except for the European Union.
“It would be very important that we walk with many qualifications, not only of animal proteins but also other subjects about bran, milk, and fruits. I would like this partnership to be constant, as well as Chinese government affairs, such as fish and fruit. All the bilateral issues that we have in progress,” said the minister.
The vice president and director of markets of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), Ricardo Santin, said the goal is to seek the continuous process of enabling the slaughterhouses. “Celebrate the victory of building a method. It’s no use selecting just a few, “said Santin, who is part of the Brazilian delegation in China.
The president of the Brazilian Association of Slaughterhouses (Abrafrigo), Péricles Salazar, evaluated that the negotiations were conducted with “mastery” by the minister. He suggested further interaction between the ministry and the industry to fill out the forms to be sent to the Chinese government.
For the minister, the meeting with the chief of Customs was a success. “I’m satisfied with the referral. If we close dates, deadlines, and methodology, it will be easier for us and for them, “he said.
Tereza Cristina reiterated Brazil’s support to the country’s deputy minister of Agriculture, Qu Dongyu, candidate for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “Brazil will announce its vote for China’s candidate for the presidency of the FAO,” he said. The election should take place during the organization’s conference in Rome in June.
After meetings in China, the entourage continued to stage in Vietnam.