Brazilian producers open China trade office
Even though sales have been concentrated in soybean, the president of CNA advocates diversification of exports. "In 2011, Brazil sent about 22.1 million tons of soybeans to China, but in addition to soybeans, we can sell other products that are consumed by the Chinese", she said.
In meetings with Chinese leaders, Brazil will emphasize guaranteed quality. "We will detail the Agricultural Management Platform (AMP), featuring the Brazilian model that guarantees the quality of agricultural products exported and consumed domestically," said Abreu.
U.S. agricultural exporters have a battle on their hands in the short term to keep China as a main importer of U.S. ag production. And whether food security can be accomplished by China through buying overseas land and building processing facilities worldwide is a big question. The other question often referred to is quality of grains exported to China and whether Brazil can implement a higher standard of quality to earn business.
Even though the rest of the world, especially environmentalist have fought deforestation of Brazilian land, the Brazilians continue to promote forestry as an industry for outside investment. It was noted that meetings are being planned with Chinese businessmen investing in forestry activity because of “great potential in Brazil.”
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