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The Brazilian government has welcomed South Korea’s decision to accept the International Health Certificate (ISC) for the export of pork fat and processed protein for animal feed.

This is the third time this year that South Korea has opened its market to Brazilian agricultural products. In April, the country authorized the export of animal products – poultry meal and fat – and ten types of shrimp-based products.

The new opening meets the demands of the Brazilian Renderers Association (ABRA) its member companies, as well as Korean importers who expect the Korean feed industry to expand in order to meet the growing number of domestic animals in Asia.

In 2023, South Korea was the eighth largest destination for Brazilian agricultural exports, with a total value of more than US$ 3.37 billion.

With the recent opening, Brazilian agribusiness has reached its 145th commercial expansion in 51 countries since the beginning of last year. In 2024, 67 new markets have already been opened in 29 countries.

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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