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Chicken meat: ABPA supports WTO consultations on Chinese dumping

CEO Francisco Turra ABPA


The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) supports the studies of possible consultations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address the decision of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for the application of tariff measures to chicken meat Brazil, as a provisional anti-dumping duty in accordance with international rules. The subject was on the agenda of the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex), held today, Jul. 11st in Brasília DF.

The industry argues that there is dumping on the part of chicken meat exporters of Brazil, or any relation to exports and any situation of harm to producers and marketing to China market.

The decision of MOFCOM occurred after an investigation began in August 2017, urged by Chinese producers. The research involved even companies that do not embark poultry meat to China. As a result, provisional tariffs were applied to Brazilian exports, between 18.8% and 38%. The final decision on the continuity of pricing will be announced next month by the Chinese government.

“We support studies to reaffirm the industry’s intention to supplement the local demand, helping to supply food for the Chinese population, while we prove that we do this competently. The data in the investigation show the correct marketing approach of Brazilian exporters “, said the CEO of ABPA, Francisco Turra.