Brazil faces obstacles to entering China with 70,000 tons of beef shipped

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Following Brazil’s report of atypical cases of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in February, the country is now facing a challenging situation with 70,000 tons of meat products being unable to enter Chinese ports.

In late March, both governments reached an agreement to normalize the trade of beef products. However, in July, the Brazilian livestock sector encountered a setback as China imposed a ban on the entry of their products into the Chinese market. China clarified that products sent before the ban could still enter without issues, but this exemption did not apply to those sent during the period of restrictive measures. The Brazilian meat industry has emphasized that all the products were produced before the ban was implemented, even if their shipment occurred afterward, asserting that they do not pose any health concerns.

In response to the situation, President Lula da Silva has engaged in diplomatic communication with his Chinese counterpart in an effort to find a resolution to the problem. The Chinese market is of paramount importance to Brazil’s beef exports, accounting for over 45% of the total shipments. Nonetheless, it is noteworthy that, in comparison with the year 2022, the first five months of this year have witnessed a decline of 58,596 tons of exported products to China, a drop attributed to the measures put in place by the Chinese authorities.

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