Uruguay Expands Purchase of Brazilian Pork Products24 January 2013
URUGUAY & BRAZIL - Brazil and Uruguay have agreed on the health certification of Brazilian pigs in order to resume trade.
In December 2012, the Directorate General of the Livestock Services of Uruguay (DGSPU) approved imports of pig meat products and by-products from 13 Brazilian states, which have been recognised as FMD-free zones.
Formerly, only Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul were allowed to sell pork products to Uruguay. However, the new health certification will open up market access for the states of Acre, Rondônia, São Paulo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Bahia and Sergipe, and the Federal District.
Resolution 200/012 the DGSPU recognizes that Brazil has developed health policies that ensure hygienic and sanitary conditions of animals and animal products.
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