Bureaucracy Stops 600 Soybean Trucks at Paraguay-Brazil Border

Paraguay’s soybean exports to Brazil grew 636% year-on-year in the January-October period, reflecting strong Brazilian demand for domestic consumption affected by the volume of exports to China.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraguayan grain chambers are urging Brazilian authorities to cut through the bureaucracy, issue permits and bolster staff at customs offices along the border to allow the passage of the trucks.

The head of Paraguay’s grain chamber Capeco, Hugo Pastore, said that local exporters have been relying on trucks to export soybeans, corn and derivatives to Brazil due to the low water levels in the Parana river.

Pastore said that they asked Brazilian authorities if it would be possible to form convoys of up to 100 trucks in order to accelerate the process.

Meanwhile, Paraguay’s . . .

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