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On April 14, Brazil and China signed a new trade agreement. With the green light from China, 63 animal rendering industries in the country have now received authorization to export non-edible processed poultry and pork protein for use in animal feed to the Asian country.

In addition to the fundamental role of the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the achievement is also a direct result of the articulation carried out by the Brazilian Renderers Association (ABRA), an entity that represents the animal recycling industries in Brazil, through the Brazilian Renderers project, a partnership between the Association and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil).

For nearly a decade, the Brazilian Renderers project has worked closely with industries, the Brazilian government and Chinese authorities, articulating this openness and demonstrating Brazil’s commitment to meeting China’s sanitary requirements.

With a GDP of USD 5.16 billion and exports of USD 183.2 million to more than 50 countries, generating 54 thousand direct jobs, the animal rendering industry in Brazil is one of the world leaders in this sector and produces, for year, 5.5 million tons of meal and fat of animal origin. These products are used as ingredients for the production of feed for poultry, pigs, fish and pet food, in addition to the hygiene and cleaning industries, cosmetics and even biodiesel.

Brazilian Renderers

Since 2012, ABRA and ApexBrasil have promoted the Brazilian Renderers project with the objective of promoting exports from the Animal Rendering sector – meal, fat, blood products and palatabiliy ehancers, and hydrolyzed protein of animal origin. Through participation in fairs, workshops and other special actions of commercial promotion, the projects value attributes of the animal rendering industry and its products – such as quality, health status and sustainability of production – and value the international brands of products, fostering new business for Brazilian exporters.

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About ABRA

ABRA is an entity that represents the industries in the animal rendering sector that produce meal, fat, blood products and palatabiliy ehancers, and hydrolyzed protein of animal origin. It is a non-profit entity. It was founded in 2006 and works to promote its members, disseminate actions aimed at the segment, mediate the relationship with other entities and government agencies, in addition to fostering the generation of business in the national and international market.

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About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) acts to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

The Agency carries out diversified commercial promotion actions aimed at promoting exports and valuing Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and commercial missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in large international fairs, and visits by foreign buyers and opinion-makers to know the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim to strengthen the Brazil brand. ApexBrasil also acts in a coordinated manner with public and private actors to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) to Brazil, focusing on strategic sectors for the development of the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and the country.

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