China licenses more Brazilian poultry suppliers
China has issued 14 new supplier licenses to poultry companies in
Brazil, increasing the number of slaughtering plants authorised to export to
China to 24, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and
The companies are located in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the
midwestern region of Brazil, Minas Gerais, in the Southeast, ParanÃ¡, Santa
Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, in the South. The Chinese are considering the
possibility of licensing another two plants, in Santa Catarina and SÃ£o Paulo.
The Brazilian plants were inspected by the Chinese in March.
was the number three destination for Brazilian agribusiness products in 2005.
From 2000 to 2005, national exports to the China increased by around 480%. Last
year, Brazil exported approximately US$80 million worth of poultry to
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