Indonesia halts beef imports from Brazil


Beef Central (AU)



The Indonesian government has placed a hold on beef imports from Brazil while awaiting further information from Brazilian officials about the two atypical BSE cases confirmed after testing last week.


While Brazil last week voluntarily suspended exports to China per the trade protocol between the two countries, Indonesia is the first (and so far only) trading partner to put a halt to trade in response to the BSE cases. Some media reports have incorrectly stated that China itself, imposed the suspension on Brazil.


Brazil does a small trade in boneless frozen beef cuts and offal into Indonesia. Calendar year trade...