The president of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), Francisco Turra, celebrated the reopening of the Russian market for Brazilian pork, as announced today by the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (Rosselkhoznadzor).
Brazilian cargo may be shipped to Russian territory as of November 1. According to the Federal Service for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Surveillance in Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor), 4 plants were rehabilitated in Rio Grande do Sul, owned by Alibem Alimentos, Adele Indústria de Alimentos and the Central Cooperative Aurora Alimentos.
Since the embargo imposed in the last month of last year, Russia has stopped importing the equivalent of 230.4 thousand tons from Brazil – around 40% of everything that the country would have exported in the period, taking as a reference the exports made between January to October 2017.
“The resumption of this market has an important significance, in particular, due to the representativeness that Russia has played in recent years, as the main destination for Brazilian sales,” says Turra.
With the reopening of this market, Brazilian exporters have good expectations regarding the resumption of sales to Eastern Europe, which will be added to pork imports to the Asian and South American markets.
“With the health problem of African Swine Plague occurring in several major pork producers around the world, Brazil, which does not register outbreaks of the disease, has emerged as a possible partner in food security in the affected countries”, analyzes Ricardo Santin, executive director association.