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· China approves 25 Brazilian meat plants for export
· Brazil and China closer: Bolsonaro visits Beijing in October and Xi travels to Brasilia in November
· Brazil wants China to authorize more meat plants for exports
· BRF wins approval to export chicken, pork to China from Brazilian plant
· Brazil Meatpackers Authorised To Export To China, Shares Jump
China approves 25 Brazilian meat plants for export
By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has approved 25 meat processing plants in Brazil for export.
Announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), this increases the number of plants approved from 64 to 89.
Of the new establishments authorized, 17 produce beef, six process chicken, one pork and one donkey. The approved sites can export immediately.
Negotiations were conducted by MAPA, and followed a visit by Minister Tereza Cristina and her entourage to China and other Asian countries with the objective of expanding the sale of Brazilian agricultural products.
Two BRF plants have been authorised for export to China. One is a poultry plant and the other is a pork facility, both based in Lucas do Rio Verde. The plants have a daily slaughtering capacity of approximately 300,000 birds and 5,000 hogs, respectively. This brings the number of BRF plants authorised to export to China to nine.
Minverva also had two plants approved - beef sites in Rolim de Moura and Palmeiras de Goiás, which have a combined slaughter capacity of 3,500 heads per day.
These two, combined with the Barretos plant that is already certified to export to China, mean Minerva can offer up to 4,340 heads per day to the China market, which represents 45% of Brazilian Division slaughter capacity.
Minerva highlighted that its Athena Foods division is also certified to export to China through four plants: three in Uruguay and one in Argentina, totalling 5,600 heads/day, creating a combined capacity of 9,940 head per day.
Full list of newly-approved plants ...
Brazil and China closer: Bolsonaro visits Beijing in October and Xi travels to Brasilia in November
September 10th 2019
Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao said on Monday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Brazil in November, as the two nations seek to strengthen political and economic ties at a time of global trade tensions.
The visit is expected to take place during a summit of BRICS countries, a grouping of nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Mourao said during a conference in Sao Paulo hosted by the Brazil-China Business Council.
The BRICS summit this year, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Brasilia, will be hosted in Brazil for the third time. It came to Brasilia in 2010, and the northeastern city of Fortaleza also hosted the summit in 2014.
“China recognizes in Brazil a key regional partner,” Mourao said, noting that trade between the two countries reached US$ 100 billion in 2018. Trade should remain around these levels this year as China increased imports of meat from Brazil following an outbreak of African swine fever, he said.
Also on Monday, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Beijing had authorized 25 Brazilian plants to export meat to China, bringing the total up to 89.
China has been Brazil’s top trade partner for a decade, Mourao said, adding that...
Brazil wants China to authorize more meat plants for exports
Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Cynthia Osterman, Reuters
September 9, 2019
SAO PAULO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will seek Chinese export approval for more meat production facilities such as slaughter houses and packing plants plants beyond the 25 authorized on Monday, according to Orlando Ribeiro, trade and foreign relations secretary at Brazil’s agriculture ministry.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Brazil-China Business Council on Monday, Ribeiro said the government is working with China to introduce a system of pre-approved meat establishments. He said...
BRF wins approval to export chicken, pork to China from Brazilian plant
Reporting by Jake Spring; Editing by Susan Fenton, Reuters
September 9, 2019
BRASILIA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said on Monday that Chinese authorities had authorized meatpacker BRF SA to export pork and chicken to China from its plant in Mato Grosso state.
BRF is the world’s largest chicken exporter. BRF’s Lucas do Rio Verde plant...
Brazil Meatpackers Authorised To Export To China, Shares Jump
Sep 10 2019
Brazil's agriculture ministry said on Monday China has authorized 25 Brazilian meat processing facilities to export to China, bringing the total number of authorized plants up to 89.
The news pushed the price of shares in meatpackers, including Minerva, Marfrig and BRF sharply higher, with all three having plants included in the 25.
In a statement, the ministry said the 25 plants include 17 for beef exports, six for chicken, and one each for pork and donkey meat.
"Companies can already export immediately," the agriculture ministry said in a statement.
China is Brazil's largest export market for beef and chicken, with an African swine fever outbreak in the Asian nation expected to push up Chinese demand for Brazilian meat further.
Brazil meatpackers Minerva and Marfrig said in separate securities filings that they each have two plants as part of the 25 that are authorized to export beef to China.
In a list released by the ministry, a BRF plant in Mato Grosso was authorized to export chicken and pork to China.
Minerva said its two plants are the Rolim de Moura and Palmeiras de Goias units in the states of Rondonia and Goias, respectively. They have a combined capacity...