The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) celebrated the qualification of new slaughterhouses’ poultry for export to Mexico, according to an announcement today Nov. 19th by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).
In all, 26 new plants were authorized Parana, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais, Goias and the Federal District, the Coasul companies, Copacol, Somave, Bello Food, GT Foods, Aurora Foods, Poultry Farmer, Poultry Pioneer, Jagua Chickens, Seara, BRF, New Araça, Agrosul, Nutriza, San Salvador, Pif Paf, Dip Chickens, Safrio and Vapza.
According to the organization ‘s president, Francisco Turra, the new qualifications should generate positive impacts already in exports in 2019.
“The Mexican market has an exponential growth in imports of Brazilian chicken over 2018. The signaling is a scenario even more demanding next year, which should influence the overall balance of exports from Brazil. The new skills show Moreover, the confidence of Mexico in the Brazilian system, which generates high expectations, too, about the opening of the market to pork from Brazil, “says Turra.
Between January and October this year, Mexico imported 95,500 tons, 8% higher than the 88,500 tons shipped in the same period 2017.