South Africa has reopened its market to Brazilian pig meat. As a result of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in 2005, South Africa banned all Brazilian exports of beef and pig meat. Although the restrictions on beef were lifted in 2009, restrictions on pig meat remained in place.


Brazil’s pig producers have urged the government to conclude any bureaucratic measures as quickly as possible to allow producers to access the market and emerge from the crisis currently facing the sector.