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ABPA celebrates authorization of 36 pork plants in the Dominican Republic


The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) celebrated the announcement made today by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil, Carlos Fávaro , regarding the authorization of dozens of new pork export plants to the Dominican Republic , following a statement from the General Directorate of Medicines, Food and Health Products from the Central American country.

Posted on Nov 07 ,00:10

ABPA celebrates authorization of 36 pork plants in the Dominican Republic

In total, there are 36 new plants enabled, including 34 slaughterhouses and 2 processing units . They are added to four other units already authorized for the market in the first half of August, totaling 40 plants qualified to ship products for the Dominican market.

"The expansion of plants to the Dominican Republic is an important recognition of the quality and criteria of the Brazilian system, as well as an opportunity to increase the sector's export agenda. We hope to see an impact on these qualifications in the volumes shipped in 2024", assesses the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.

A country with one of the most significant pork import volumes in the Americas, the Dominican Republic has an annual production of 45 thousand tons of pork, but consumes 165 thousand tons, according to 2022 data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Given this, according to data from the North American department, last year the Dominican market imported 120 thousand tons of the product, and it is expected that in 2023 these purchases will reach 130 thousand tons. Currently, 85% of this volume comes from the United States, and the remainder from the United Kingdom and Canada.

"It is the first country to recognize Paraná as free from foot-and-mouth disease without vaccination, which had already happened with Rio Grande do Sul and Acre, considering that this is one of the criteria established for qualifications in the Dominican Republic. Other federative units included this same criterion, which strengthens the projections of positive results for pork exports", adds ABPA's markets director, Luís Rua.

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