TOKYO The Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil reported having received authorization from the Japanese health authorities to export milk and dairy products.
Source: Nippon News
«Products may be exported free areas of FMD with or without vaccination,» highlighted in a statement.
Export of products was authorized after Brazil got the International Health Certificate.
Secretary of International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Odilson Ribeiro e Silva, said that Japan «is a very important customer for the great consumption potential and its level of demand».
It was two years of intense negotiations between the health authorities of both countries.
Last year, Japan imported about 62 thousand tons of milk, 13 tons of butter, 258 tons of cheese and 201 thousand tons of other products.
Japan, the world’s seventh largest importer of dairy products, imported about 1.200 million dollars in milk and milk products in 2016.