Singapore has joined a list of countries that have adopted a pre-listing system for Brazilian meat exports. The Singaporean sanitary control agency upgraded Brazil to the pre-listing category for exporting beef, pork, sheep, chicken, and processed products, as informed by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa).
With this approval, Brazilian authorities will now be responsible for certifying slaughterhouses eligible to export to Singapore, based on companies already part of the Federal Inspection System (SIF).
Singapore is the fourth country this year to approve the pre-listing, which will streamline the process for producer units to export to the country. The UK, Chile, and Cuba have also approved it this year. The pre-listing will allow more Brazilian companies to access the Singaporean market.
“Singapore is a strategic and high-value market for Brazilian animal protein. We hope to gain even more competitiveness there by expanding the number of players in exports,” states Luis Rua, director of Markets at the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
From January to November, Singapore was the fifth main destination for Brazilian pork, with 57.9 thousand tons, generating revenue of USD 148 million. It was also the 11th largest importer of Brazilian chicken, with 121 thousand tons in the first 11 months of the year, generating USD 264.8 million in revenue, according to ABPA data.
Singapore also imported 18.3 thousand tons of Brazilian beef in the period, making it the 16th importer of the product, according to data from the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries (Abiec).