The Brazilian government received, last Thursday 26 February, the confirmation, by the South African health authorities, of the reopening of their market to Brazilian boneless veal, as well as the list of pork producing businesses allowed to export to South Africa.
South Africa had put an embargo on the entrance of these Brazilian products in 2005 due to the appearance of foot-and-mouth disease, and in 2012 due to the presence of an atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
With the reopening of the South African market, Brazil expects to export pork amounting to USD7 million per year. The reopening of this market is considered an important opportunity, especially for pork, a sector in which Brazilian exports are concentrated in a few markets. Also, the access to the South African market may cause the opening of markets in other African countries, such as the members of the South African Customs Union (SACU).
Thursday, 26 February 2015/ MAPA/ Brazil.