Brazil signs PAPs export agreement with China
The countries signed a protocol on the sanitary and quarantine requirements for processed animal proteins to be exported from Brazil to China.
Brazil and China signed a protocol on the sanitary and quarantine requirements for processed animal proteins (PAPs) to be exported from Brazil to China. The agreement was signed during the official meeting between presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Xi Jinping in Beijing. Brazil will be able to market these products to Chinese consumers.
“This is an important achievement for Brazil, which now has a new and very significant market for the sale of these products, whose exports have increased exponentially in recent years. The result is not only reflected in agribusiness, but in the generation of jobs and opportunities for the entire production cycle,” explained the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Fávaro.
According to the protocol, companies interested in selling to China must have a HACCP quality management system and effective traceability. Only raw materials from animals that were born and raised in Brazil in areas free of foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, African swine fever, swine vesicular disease and highly pathogenic avian influenza, slaughtered in an officially approved establishment, and submitted to inspection before and postmortem.
Brazil is among the largest exporters of PAPs, behind the European Union, United States and Australia. China is the third largest buyer of the product.