Canada opens market for 5 Brazilian pork processors


The move comes after a week since the first three production units were allowed to export pork to the Canadian market.

Posted on Jun 22 ,13:10

Canada opens market for 5 Brazilian pork processors

A week after authorizing the first Brazilian plants to export pork, the Canadian health authorities announced the authorization of two other plants to export the product, as the Ministry of Agriculture informed the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) this week.
With the new qualifications, Brazil now has five production units authorized to export pork to the Canadian market. The sanitary opening of the market was consolidated in March of this year, after years of negotiations between the authorities of the two countries. As with the first three qualifications, the two new qualified plants are located in the state of Santa Catarina. They are units of Pamplona Alimentos, from Presidente Getúlio (SC), and of Cooperativa Central Aurora, from Joaçaba (SC).

“With the new qualifications, we expect Canada to gain relevance in the final result of Brazilian pork exports, increasing the capillarity of shipments this year with products with good added value, such as belly and ribs, in addition to local production. At the same time, sales to Canada are expected to contribute to reducing the strong internal pressure on producers, who face production costs at historic levels”, analyzes ABPA President Ricardo Santin. Canada is the third largest global exporter of pork, with 1.5 million tonnes exported in 2021. At the same time, the country is a major international buyer, with imports of around 250,000 tonnes recorded over the past year.

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