Canadian health authorities have approved five Brazilian plants to export pork to the country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
Canadian market opening to the Brazilian products was consolidated in March this year, after years of negotiations between the two countries’ authorities. All qualified plants located in the state of Santa Catarina. They belong to three different producers: Seara, Pamplona and Cooperativa Central Aurora.
Canada is the third-largest global exporter of pork, with 1.5 million tons exported in 2021. At the same time, the country is an important international buyer, with imports of about 250.000 tons recorded over the past year.
“With the new qualifications, we expect Canada’s relevance to grow among 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,” says Ricardo Santin, president of the ABPA.
“At the same time, sales to Canada are expected to contribute with the reduction of the strong internal pressure on producers, who face production costs at historic levels.”