Inspectors from Venezuela and the Philippines have been visiting a number of Brazil’s poultry processing and beef and pork processing plants with a view to renewing export licenses and expanding trade.

Venezuela is the largest American importer of Brazilian poultry meat, purchasing 164,400 tons in 2010 with a value of US$282.2 million, and the inspection team has been visiting some 40 establishments in Paraná, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goias, Brazil. Brazil’s poultry producers believe that, as well as maintaining current trade levels between the two countries, there is an opportunity to expand exports of poultry meat and fertile eggs to Venezuela.

In 2010, The Philippines imported 18,800 tons of Brazilian poultry meat with a value of US$10.5 million. The Filipino mission visited ports in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, Brazil.