According to the Secretary of International Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies (MAPA) of Brazil, Mr. Odilson Ribeiro e Silva, by late May the Caribbean countries will put an end on the embargo that they still keep on the Brazilian meat.
The Secretary held a meeting with representatives from the embassies of Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam and Barbados to inform them of the measures adopted by the MAPA due to the trade restrictions on the Brazilian products resulting from the police operation “Carne Fraca”. Jamaica imposed severe restrictions on Brazilian meat, cancelling the imports and the collection of Brazilian products, but it ended the prohibition by early April.
In the next days, probably between May 2nd and 12th, a task force from the EU will go to Brazil to inspect the cattle and fowl abattoirs. “The countries will verify that the information provided at the beginning of the police operation had no technical grounds, and therefore will review the restrictions”, the Secretary underlined.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017/ MAPA/ Brazil.