The agreement was reached with the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service following an inspection into Brazil’s veterinary service and surveillance checks for foot and mouth disease.
At the end of August last year, the mission was approved and Chilean authorities were satisfied to authorise the market opening.
In 2010, Chilean authorities conducted measures to prevent foot and mouth disease from reaching the borders of Paraguay and Bolivia by constructing a parallel line, which significantly affected trade with Brazil.
Brazil’s agricultural authorities said the deal was another “important” achievement for animal health and national livestock protection, and will benefit 12 Brazilian municipalities.
“The restrictions on the export of fresh bovine meat from that area have ended,” said MAPA’s deputy director for animal health Judi da Nobrega.
“The new condition should value the animals of the region and boost their trade, favouring regional livestock farming.”
Brazil concluded a number of market openings at the end of 2018 after reopening access from Russia for its pork and beef, as well as Saudi Arabia continuing to tap the Brazilian market for meat with an import deal.
In late 2018, GlobalMeatNews exclusively interviewed the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein’s (ABPA) executive director Ricardo Santin about Brazil aiming to address concerns over its food safety issues.