The changes, which were made last week (12 April), mean all exports of products and by-products of animal origin shipped to any terminal in Brazil must be registered through the new export system.
The Single Foreign Trade Portal program is a government initiative focused on the transparency and efficiency of import, export, cargo and customs transit processes.
MAPA claimed Brazil was one of the first countries to join the initiative and believed that the implementation of the system had many benefits, such as reducing time and cost for exporters carrying out foreign trade operations.
“We were challenged to rethink our work model and we are delivering a better-quality service to Brazilian society,” said Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Blairo Maggi.
Other benefits outlined by the Ministry included the elimination of documents and the fact that all exchanges of information would be submitted electronically. They added that the Single Foreign Trade Portal was also the main initiative to reduce bureaucracy and facilities in Brazilian foreign trade.
MAPA predicted that the portal would be available to other agricultural export chains by the end of the year.
“More than 300,000 inspection operations are already having a faster and less bureaucratic flow,” said the secretary for agricultural defence at MAPA Luis Rangel. “New features are being developed to meet all agribusiness exports.”