Brazil Says U.S. Ban on Fresh Meat Will Have Minimal Effect

According to Brazilian officials the country is the world's largest beef exporter and its leadership in the global product market should not be threatened.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The suspension of Brazilian fresh beef imports by the United States announced in June should have a minimal impact on Brazilian exports, according to the director of the Department of Statistics and Export Support at the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) Herlon Brandão.

The decision, however, has led another country, China, to increase its inspection on imported Brazilian meat products.

“The export to the U.S. of fresh beef accounted for about two percent of Brazilian exports of this type of product. Brazil exports to more . . .

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