The ban on fresh Brazilian beef exports to the U.S. could end after the U.S. finishes its review of documents sent in response to questions raised in a U.S. veterinary mission to Brazil earlier this year.
Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi prepared to travel to the United States on Friday to fight a ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, which hit shares of local meatpackers and revived concerns over the image o
Brazil's federal food inspectors, who claim they lack sufficient staff to ensure safety of the country's meat shipments, resumed a protest this week, slowing certification work at meatpacking companies and oversight at
Japan is set to restore tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries to usual levels from April 1, ending a hike put in place eight months earlier to protect domestic producers as an emergency.
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA expects fresh beef exports to the United States to begin no earlier than 2016, later than the Brazilian government predicted, Chief Executive Officer Wesley Batista said on Friday.
For May, the USDA Economic Research Service compilation of U.S. exports (carcass weight basis for the red meats and on a ready to cook basis for poultry), was a mixed bag of results compared to a year earlier.
Brazil on Tuesday conceded that the government needs 1,600 more inspectors at meatpacking facilities but also questioned the swift ban imposed by the United States on shipments of fresh Brazilian beef.