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Egypt authorises 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports

10 April 2020

According to a statement from Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry, Egypt has authorised 15 beef plants and 27 chicken plants for exports to Egypt.

According to Reuters, the South American country gained or expanded access to eight markets as nations try to prevent potential food shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement.

the ministry also said that Indonesia approved an additional 20,000 tonne import quota for Brazilian beef.

"Given the current scenario, some sanitary restrictions, which often make processes take longer or are used as trade barriers, are being forgone," Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina said in the statement.

While Kuwait opened up its market for Brazilian beef, Brazil will also start exporting fertile eggs to Morocco and the United Arab Emirates, the statement said.

In South America, Argentina has cleared health certifications for the import of bovine embryos, swine semen and frog meat.

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