ABPA celebrates opening of Dominican Republic pork market


Mercado one of many largest importers of animal protein within the Americas

calendar icon 29 August 2023

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The Brazilian Animal Protein Affiliation (ABPA) celebrates the opening of the Dominican Republic marketplace for pork produced in Brazil, as introduced by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Fávaro, in line with a press launch from ABPA.

In accordance with the Ministry of Agriculture, three Brazilian vegetation within the states of Acre, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul have been empowered to ship merchandise to the Dominican market. It’s anticipated that new institutions in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and likewise in Paraná will likely be certified after the completion of pending procedures.

“The Dominican Republic is a market with excessive demand, which has confronted extreme challenges with the file of African swine fever in its territory, which has diminished native manufacturing lately. On this sense, because of the work carried out by the Ministries of Agriculture and Overseas Affairs, we place Brazil as a associate for the meals safety of the Dominican inhabitants. We hope to see the consequences of this partnership quickly, with shipments of Brazilian merchandise to this market”, mentioned Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

The Dominican Republic is likely one of the most essential pork import markets within the Americas. Yearly, the nation produces 45 thousand tons of pork, however consumes 165 thousand tons, in line with 2022 information from america Division of Agriculture (USDA).

In 2022, the Dominican Republic imported 120 thousand tons of the product, and the projection for 2023 factors to worldwide purchases of as much as 130 thousand tons, in line with USDA projections. About 85% of this quantity comes from america, being accomplished by the UK and Canada.

“The Caribbean nation is a vital vacationer hub within the area the place it’s situated and Brazil has been exporting hen to the Dominican Republic for a few years, which might facilitate the short closing of offers. It’s the fifth market opened or expanded simply this yr for pork protein, which more and more reinforces Brazil’s distinguished place within the world pork provide, with Brazil already accounting for roughly 12% of all pork meat traded internationally on the planet,” mentioned Luís Rua, ABPA’s director of markets.


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