Brazil to Tell US: Our Sanitation Has Improved

This week Brazil and the United States will return to the negotiating table for talks at the Brazil-US Agriculture Consultive Committee in Washington. The committee was set up following a meeting by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and American George W. Bush in June 2003.

According to the head of the Brazilian delegation, the executive secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Amauri Dimarzio, at this meeting plant and animal sanitation will be at the top of the agenda.


The talks will deal with sanitation questions surrounding Brazilian exports of in natura beef and chicken, pork, fruits (especially papaya and mangoes) and fruit juices and coconuts.


The Americans are interested in resolving similar problems with their exports of wheat and genetic material (mainly goats and sheep). Both countries have expressed a desire to harmonize their sanitation norms.


“We intend to show the committee that Brazil has made progress in plant and animal sanitation. We have done our homework well and believe there is a good possibility we can sell more to the American market,” said Dimarzio.


The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture’s official added that Brazil is investing more and more in animal and plant sanitation so as to increase the quality and competitivity of its farm produce exports.
 
Translator: Allen Bennett

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

New Brazilian Thermal-Electric Plant to Use Carbon Capture Technology

As announced by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) on Thursday, May 21, the project ...

Lula Soothes Brazilians, Then Asks Them to Trust Him and Go Out and Shop

Despite the international economic crisis the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, ...

Light Trading in Brazil While Varig Learns Bankruptcy Is the Best Medicine

Brazil’s stock market inched ahead, while Mexico receded. Investors are awaiting meaningful data from ...

Brazilian Indians Give President Lula an F

The 3rd Acampamento Terra Livre (Free Land Camp) Letter has been debated and written ...

Brazilian Port Gets a US$ 10 Million Revamping

Barão de Teffé port, in the city of Antonina, in the southern Brazilian state ...

Brazil Needs Lower Taxes and Cheaper Capital to Grow Again, Says Industry

In Brazil, the aggregate rate of investment and savings needs to become equivalent to ...

Brazil Goes to Algeria to Reduce Trade Deficit with that Country

On November 20-22, the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade, Luiz Fernando ...

Portugal Company Has Energy Plans for Brazil Including Wind Power

Portuguese energy sector company Energias de Portugal (EDP), is discussing with the Algerian Sonatrach ...

A Manaus No One Talks About

Manaus is much more than just a jumping off point for eco-tours and fishing ...