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China resumes imports of boneless Brazilian beef

15 December 2021

China's customs administration said it will allow imports of some beef products from Brazil to resume on Wednesday, reported Reuters

Brazil, the world's top beef exporter, suspended shipments to China after confirming cases of BSE in early September.

Beijing has resumed imports of Brazilian boneless beef products from cattle less than 30 months old, according to a document published on the website of the General Administration of Customs.

The export ban on Brazilian beef caused widespread concern in the trading community as China sources about 40% of all its beef imports from Brazil.

Governments from the two countries were in talks to resolve the matter.

China's beef imports have surged in recent years, fuelled by growing demand for the meat from an increasingly affluent middle class. 

Source: Reuters


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