Watching closely the main global trends in international trade, Garra International’s commercial team attended several business fairs around the world this past week.
“International trade is complex and full of challenges. Our presence at international events allows us to stay updated on the main trends in our sector and in contact with professionals and companies from all around the globe,” explains Frederico Kaefer, CEO of the company.
With three decades of experience, Garra acts as a one-stop shop for suppliers and buyers of beef, chicken, pork, and lamb around the world. The company operates in more than ten countries and serves clients in about 60 markets, offering financial, logistical, operational, and marketing services for the entire chain.
In recent days, the company’s team was at the CIIE (China International Import Expo) and the FHC (Food and Hospitality China), both in Shanghai. Held for the first time in 2018, the CIIE is a great event for international procurement and investment promotion. Meanwhile, FHC has become an important platform for major multinational corporations to enter the Chinese market.
The Garra team also visited Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event is a hub for the global food and beverage manufacturing industry, showcasing the latest sector innovations.
The company team’s participation in events also included the FIHAV (Havana International Fair), the largest multisector fair in the Caribbean. The event is a business platform for countries and companies that want to expand their opportunities in the Cuban and Caribbean markets.
These are expected to grow for Brazilian suppliers in the coming months. Brazil and Cuba have signed a pre-listing agreement, recognizing the equivalence of the two countries’ inspection systems.
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa) announced that the deal covers Brazilian exports of beef, pork, and poultry, dairy products, and seafood.
The new system will initially be valid for two years, with the prospect of renewal. In 2022, Brazil exported USD 57.9 million in animal protein, dairy products, and seafood to Cuba, equivalent to 43.3 thousand tons of food. Between January and September 2023, they totaled more than USD 38 million and about 27.3 thousand tons of food.