Brazil will be able to export bone-in pork and beef, as well as offal, to Singapore. The Singaporean veterinary service (Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore – AVA) has notified the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies of Brazil (MAPA) of the opening of their market. “The decision reveals the trust of Singapore in the Brazilian health service,” said the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Blairo Maggi.
According to the Minister, the decision reflects the acknowledgement of the efforts by the technicians of the Ministry and the production sector to improve the health controls. It is expected that this negotiation will increase the sales of meat in Singapore by more than USD100 million/year (USD89 million in the case of beef).
Up to now, Singapore only bought meat produced in the state of Santa Catarina, that has the foot-and-mouth disease free status without vaccination, as acknowledged by the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH).
Thursday, October 5th, 2017/ MAPA/ Brazil.