The Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, Mr Blairo Maggi, announced last Thursday the opening of the South Korean market to Brazilian pork. Mr Maggi, that is on an official mission in China, said that initially, only four approved cold stores in Santa Catarina will export to South Korea, but the expectations are that soon other establishments will be authorised and will enter the South Korean market.
“With the declaration of Brazil as a foot-and-mouth disease-free country we will see other Brazilian states discontinuing the vaccination against this disease soon. It is a market worth USD1,500 million per year”, the Minister reminded.
The negotiations with South Korea for the export of pork started in September 2016 during the visit of the Minister, Mr Blairo Maggi, to this country. They continued in February 2018 with the visit lead by the executive secretary, Mr Eumar Novacki. The South Korean technical missions were sent to Brazil to certify the cold stores. The sector’s expectations are that Brazil exports more than 30 million tonnes of pork to South Korea per year.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018/ MAPA/ Brazil.