Francisco Turra, Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) CEO, celebrated the reopening of the Russian market for Brazilian pork, as announced today by the Federal Service for Veterinary Surveillance and Phytosanitary Russian (Rosselkhoznadzor).
Brazilian cargo may be shipped to the Russian territory from Nov. 1st. According to the Federal Service for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor), were rehabilitated four plants located in Rio Grande do Sul, companies Alibem Food, Adele Food Industry and Food Aurora Central Cooperative.
Since the embargo imposed in the last month of last year, Russia stopped importing from Brazil the equivalent of 230.4 thousand tons — around 40% of all that the country would have exported in the period, with reference to exports made between January to October 2017.
“The resumption of this market has an important meaning in particular the representation that Russia has played in recent years, as the main destination of Brazilian sales,” said Turra.
With the reopening of this market, Brazilian exporters have good expectations for the resumption of sales to Eastern Europe, which will be added to pork imports to the markets of Asia and South America.
“With the health problem of African Swine Fever occurring in several major producers of pork in the world, Brazil, which does not have the disease outbreaks, has emerged as a possible partner in the food security of affected countries,” says Ricardo Santin, executive director pool.