By Garra - 27/05/2024 in Brazil and World

Malaysia authorizes four more Brazilian plants to export poultry to the country

Malaysia has authorized four more Brazilian plants to export poultry to the country, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA). The plants are in Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul.

Brazil now has seven plants authorized to export chicken meat to Malaysia. The other three previously authorized are in Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and Paraná.

In 2023, Brazil exported 13,600 tons of halal chicken meat to the country, 45.7% above what was registered a year earlier.

“We have more than doubled the number of plants authorized to serve the Malaysian market, which should see good increases in the volumes shipped throughout 2024. This is important news for Brazil, which is the largest global exporter of halal chicken meat and has seen its presence increase in the Islamic market,” said ABPA President Ricardo Santin.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa) said that with the new authorizations, the volume of Brazilian chicken meat exports to Malaysia could double, strengthening the country’s position as one of the main suppliers of halal meat in the international market.

“This advance is strategic for the Brazilian agricultural sector and demonstrates the country’s ability to serve highly-demanding markets and meet international quality and food safety standards,” said the Secretary of Commerce and International Relations of Mapa, Roberto Perosa. “The expansion of exports to Malaysia should also boost the local economy, generating more jobs and opportunities in the sector.”

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