China opens its market to Brazilian melons

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina, announced that the Brazilian Government had agreed to authorize the purchase of Chinese pears in exchange for China importing Brazilian melons and conditioning new cold storage to enable this exports to its market.

This agreement was signed in the framework of the minister's second visit to Beijing. Her first visit took place in May of this year. Tereza Cristina traveled to China and on Wednesday the 24, she joined the delegation of President Jair Bolsonaro. On Thursday, the delegation visited the Great Wall of China, after which it met with the president of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, Paulo Skaf. The minister stressed the importance of having continued the talks between May and October of this year. "We made some important advances. The May trip was very important to achieve greater openness between the Ministry of Agriculture and the GACC (Chinese Customs)."

According to Tereza Cristina, they reached an agreement on the protocols for the export of cottonseeds and soybean flour. However, this negotiation requires more discussions between the technical teams of both countries. China has also expressed interest in Brazilian sugar and ethanol.

Tereza Cristina highlighted the importance of the partnership between Brazil and China, a country with 1.4 billion potential consumers. "We have to take this opportunity to supply what this market demands: volume, quality food, and prices that can be adjusted to the Chinese market," she added.

On Friday, October 25, the minister participated in the Brazil-China Business Seminar, integrating the delegation of President Bolsonaro. There, Cristina Tereza spoke about the relationship between Brazilian and Chinese agribusinesses.



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