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Brazil Discusses Algeria's Import Ban on its Poultry

by 5m Editor
16 September 2010, at 11:19am

BRAZIL - A representative of the Brazilian Poultry Farming Union is part of a mission led by minister Miguel Jorge to address the matter with Algerian authorities.

During a two-day trip by the Brazilian minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Miguel Jorge, to Algeria, starting yesterday (15 September), the manager of market relations at the Brazilian Poultry Farming Union (Ubabef), Adriano Zerbini, who is on the mission, intends to discuss technical barriers that prevent sales of Brazilian poultry to the Arab country with Algerian authorities.

According to Ubabef, Mr Zerbini stated that Brazil does not compete with local farmers.

He said: "We believe that it will be possible to negotiate the lifting of these protectionist barriers," which exist despite the market being formally open to the Brazilian product.

He added: "We want to expand and diversify the markets to which we have access in the [African] continent, and Algeria is one of our main targets."

Brazilian poultry exports generated US$616 million in revenues in August, representing growth of 18 per cent over the same month of 2009, according to the Ubabef. From January to August, export sales reached US$4.4 billion, representing growth of 17 per cent.