Brazilian association looks to boost meat exports to China

Organisations from Brazil attended the International Food, Meat and Aquatic Products Exhibition (FMA) in China this week, aiming to increase Brazilian exports of poultry and pork meat to the Asian nation.

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), in partnership with Brazil’s Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, known as Apex-Brasil, took part in the FMA trade fair in Shanghai from June 14 to 16.

As part of ABPA’s mission in China, the Vice President of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, attended a series of meetings with Chinese officials and leaders of local producers and consumers.

“China is our second biggest importer of poultry and ranks third in imports of pork. It is an important market, with potential to grow even further,” said Mr Santin, in a statement on Apex-Brasil’s website.

He added: “Brazil is well prepared to meet the Chinese demand for food products. We want to strengthen our relationship with China, seeking to expand business ties between the two countries.”