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US, Brazil Agree to Increase Fresh Beef Trade

01 August 2016

BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) announced on Friday the completion of negotiations between Brazil and the US to increase trade in fresh beef between the two markets.

Shipments are expected to start in 90 days after the completion of administrative procedures by the health authorities of both countries.

MAPA said the conclusion of the negotiations is important for Brazil not only for buying potential of that market but also because the US is a reference to other importers of fresh beef. 

Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said: "The mode of trade will be by "pre-listing", so both MAPA and the US Department of Agriculture may indicate a list of establishments for export. However, only those establishments that meet all specified requirements on the agreed certification shall be allowed to export by the US and Brazilian official services."

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