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China further opens its market to Brazilian beef, chicken and now pork

Thursday, April 21st 2011 - 06:41 UTC
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Agriculture minister Wagner Rossi, most encouraged by the Chinese market Agriculture minister Wagner Rossi, most encouraged by the Chinese market

China opened its market significantly for Brazilian beef and chicken said Brazil’s Agriculture minister Wagner Rossi on his return from a week long visit to China with a business delegation headed by President Dilma Rousseff.

China added another 25 processing plants to the list of Brazilian chicken suppliers thus totalling, 50, and five more beef exporting plants to the three already shipping to the Asian giant.

“The decision was approved at technical level and will be formally announced in the coming weeks”, anticipated Minister Rossi.

During last week’s visit Beijing also agreed, for the first time, to authorize Brazilian exports of pork into China, which is the world’s leading producer and consumer of pork.

China has become Brazil’s main trade partner and is the country’s main buyer of soy beans and iron ore. Brazil belongs to the short list of world exporters of meat having totalled sales of 11.3 billion US dollars in 2010, according to official data.

“Brazil is the world’ leading producer of beef and second in chicken; we have some of the largest meat exporting corporations in the world, JBS Marfrig and Brasil Foods”, said Minister Rossi.

Apparently China is also interested in increasing its purchases of Brazilian corn and is considering fresh citrus imports, added Rossi.

Regarding investments Rossi said China is very much interested in participating in improving Brazil’s transport and communications infra structure such is case with ports harbours, railways and fluvial systems.

“One of our targets was to offer investment opportunities in Brazil and this involved several sectors but with special focus on infrastructure”, revealed Rossi.
 

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  • GeoffWard

    We can produce and export food to China relatively quickly,
    but to produce ports & harbours, and road, railway and fluvial systems in the same time frame needs quality engineering and re-engineering the likes of which we have never seen in Brasil.

    The standard Chinese way of exporting infrastructure in reciprocal trade deals is to export the workforces to make it happen - a million or so at a time.

    With Chinese workforces and massive extra funding from the USA for sports stadia, airports and metros we may get it all done for us!

    And the Chinese will go home when it is all finished.

    Apr 21st, 2011 - 11:56 am 0
  • Forgetit87

    “but to produce ports & harbours, and road, railway and fluvial systems in the same time frame needs quality engineering and re-engineering the likes of which we have never seen in Brasil.”

    Said who? The problem might be one of fundings only.

    “With Chinese workforces and massive extra funding from the USA for sports stadia, airports and metros we may get it all done for us!”

    The US cannot invest in new infrastructure not even in its own country. Deficit spending is already too high - there are even dangers that it may cause a fiscal crisis. Didn't you see anything on a credit agency lowering its perspectives on US debt? As for the Chinese workers, the Brazilian legislation determines that at least 75% of workers in any new project in BR have to be nationals.

    As I said before, your knowledge of the issues you try to discuss isn't as great as you seem to believe.

    Apr 21st, 2011 - 10:30 pm 0
  • GeoffWard

    Forgetit,
    I don't know if you have ever been to eg. the USA, but if you had you would have seen buildings, water management systems, freeways, ports and airports built to specifications and designs undreamt of by Brasilian construction teams.
    Infrastructure planning and legislation is profoundly good, and serves as a model of first-world processes.
    No, it's not funding; its a total paradigm shift in expectations, planning and performance.

    Obama has recently visited Brasil and has publically underwritten these developments with billions of USDs. Whether Brasil can manage the deployment remains to be seen.
    Chinese % of workforce on projects can be varied depending on contract conditions (recent port development) and as Olympic/World Cup deadlines loom, the degree of variation will be relaxed. Having seen it operating in peninsular Malaysia with Government % allocations to Bumiputran Malaysians vis-a-vis Chinese, I am familiar with pragmatic variancing on major projects.

    You may like money matters but I have a feeling that your knowledge of the world and the way things operate is not as great as you profess.

    Apr 22nd, 2011 - 01:24 am 0
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