Saudi Arabia Announces Increased Purchase of Brazilian Fruit, Nuts and Eggs

The products represent a potential market of more than US$2 billion. Minister Tereza Cristina emphasized Brazil's role as a potential supplier of other items to Saudi Arabia, such as rice, acai, and juices.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday, September 17th, a trade agreement with Saudi Arabia to increase exports of Brazilian agribusiness products. Minister Tereza Cristina met with a representative of the Saudi health authority in Riyadh.

Exports of Brazil nuts, egg derivatives and increased access to Brazilian fruits were authorized. Together, the products represent a potential market of more than US$2 (R$8) billion.

Hisham bin Saad Al Jadhey, CEO of the Saudi health authority, said the country imports 80 percent of the food it consumes, which comes from more than 150 countries.

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