Uruguay hopes to rehabilitate slaughterhouse to export meat to China

China is the main market for Uruguay's exports, with a volume of 23% of the total according to the May report of the Exporters Union (UEU), and meat is one of the star products in the Asian giant's purchases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay is confident that the BPU meatpacking plant, located in the department (province) of Durazno, may be rehabilitated to resume meat exports to China after the Asian country suspended it last April for non-compliance with labeling.

This was emphasized to the press by the Uruguayan Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, during a visit to the meatpacking plant that he carried out this Monday together with a delegation.

"The meat issue is fundamental for Uruguay, and we know the difficulties that the meatpacking plant is suffering today due to the suspension of exports to China. It is . . .

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