China has suspended its embargo on beef from Brazil, a measure put in place in 2012 following an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Brazil’s Paraná state, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Thursday after a meeting of the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and China, Xi Jinping. “The embargo is suspended and Brazil can now export to China without any problem at all,” said minister Neri Gellerl…Full Article: Macauhub English July 2014

Key Point

  • In 2013, Hong Kong imported US$1.44 billion worth of Brazilian beef. In general, mainland China has not been a major purchaser of Brazilian beef

ChinaAg Comment

  • In March 2014, the Chairman of JBS (Brazilian meat group) stated that his company intends to increase its sales to China by 20% in 2014, particularly with the exports of second and first-rate beef

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