Francisco Turra, the CEO of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), celebrated enabling nine exporting slaughterhouses of poultry and pigs for shipments to South Korea’s qualifications were confirmed today by the Ministry Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).
There are five new exporters of pork slaughterhouses and four plants of poultry meat. With these units, Brazil has today 35 establishments poultry and pork exporter to South Korea. Remember, the South Korean market recently opened its market to Brazilian pork, with enabling the time of four plants.
In 2018, South Korea imported 113,100 tons, 27.2% higher than the same period last year. It is currently the ninth largest importer of Brazilian products. Already pork, 1.6 thousand tons were imported in the same period.
“South Korea is one of the most thriving markets among importers of animal protein in Brazil. The figures indicate an upward movement in exports to that destination, which is confirmed with the qualification of new plants, a victory for Brazil. It is an important sign of trust established with the Brazilian animal protein sector, a result also of the great efforts by the ABPA engaged in this process, “said Turra.