Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) was optimistic about the decision of the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (Camex) not to surcharge the hot pressed steel laminates imported from China and Russia, as an anti-dumping measure.
According to the executive president of ABPA, Francisco Turra, the decision should positively influence the negotiations between Brazilians and Chinese in the ongoing investigations by the government of the Asian country against exports of chicken meat from Brazil.
“Common sense prevails in Camex’s decision, especially due to the fact that the steel sector is currently at a different time from the one in which the investigation was requested.” According to our sources in Asia, the possibility of this surcharge was decisive. for the beginning of the unfounded investigation against the poultry export sector, Brazil must be a nation open to international trade, and not adopt restrictive measures, “explains Turra.
Initiated in August 2017, the investigation against chicken meat exporters started with the accusation filed by Chinese bird producers. The investigation even included companies that do not export to China.
“We respect the regulations of the World Trade Organization and do not dump, there is no causal link between Brazilian exports and any eventual local market situation.” We will explain all the points and reiterate to the authorities that Brazil wishes to continue as a solid partner and highly reliable for China’s food security, maintaining current export levels “, highlights Turra.
In 2017, China was responsible for imports of 9.2% of the total chicken meat shipped by Brazil, and 7.1% of pork exports. The country was destined for 391 thousand tons of birds and 48.9 thousand tons of pork that, together, generated 861 million in foreign currency for the Brazilian trade balance.