Brazil’s Temer Thanks China for Lifting Meat Import Ban

China suspended meat imports due to Operation Weak Flesh but reopened the market for meats not coming from processing plants under investigation days later.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, thanked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, over the weekend for reassessing the situation of Brazilian meat exports and reopening its market to Brazilian meats from suppliers not involved in the federal police investigation dubbed Operação Carne Fraca (Operation Weak Flesh).

“President Michel Temer has reinforced the interest in joining efforts on both sides to further deepen bilateral cooperation and thanked the Chinese side for effectively addressing the issue of exporting Brazilian beef products to China,” the statement released by the Brazilian President’s Office . . .

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