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EU Bans 35 Percent of Brazil’s Chicken Meat Exports

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday (April 19th) that it is disaccrediting twenty Brazilian chicken meat exporting plants from nine Brazilian companies, due to health issues. The Brazilian government reacted, stating it will enter a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reverse the embargo.

“Our complaint is that the European Community says it is a health issue, but if Brazil pays a tariff of 1,024 euros per ton and sends everything as fresh meat, it goes without any problem. So it's not a health issue . . .

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