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∑ 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
Brazil and China closer: Bolsonaro visits Beijing in October and Xi travels to Brasilia in November
September 10th 2019
Brazilís 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.
ďChina recognizes in Brazil a key regional partner,Ē 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, Brazilís Agriculture Ministry said Beijing had authorized 25 Brazilian plants to export meat to China, bringing the total up to 89.
China has been Brazilís 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 Brazilís 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...