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Brazil Says U.S. Ban on Fresh Meat Will Have Minimal Effect

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The suspension of Brazilian fresh beef imports by the United States announced in June should have a minimal impact on Brazilian exports, according to the director of the Department of Statistics and Export Support at the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) Herlon Brandão.

The decision, however, has led another country, China, to increase its inspection on imported Brazilian meat products.

“The export to the U.S. of fresh beef accounted for about two percent of Brazilian exports of this type of product. Brazil exports to more . . .

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