Saudis clear imports of new goods from Brazil

Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, signed agreement with food authority and Brazil will be allowed to sell fruits, nuts and egg products to Saudi Arabia.

Isaura Daniel

Riyadh – Brazil was cleared by the Saudi health authority to export fruits, nuts and egg products to the Arab country. Industry agreement was signed this Tuesday (17) during a meeting between Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina, and Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) CEO Hisham bin Saad Al Jadhey in Riyadh.

As per information made public by the ministry, altogether the products have a potential market of over USD 2 billion in Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, Al Jadhey said that his country imports 80% of the foodstuffs it consumes from more than 15 countries and that Brazil is an important supplier.

Minister Tereza Cristina told the CEO about some of the products Brazil could export to Saudi Arabia, like açaí, juices and fodder. Saudi Arabia is the second largest importer of poultry from Brazil. (Pictured above, the minister and the government delegation at SFDA.)

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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