Brazilian meat lobby says trade talks with Indonesia hinge on halal WTO compliance



The Rio Times

Brazil, the world’s largest halal chicken exporter, requested WTO consultations with Indonesia in 2014 concerning measures blocking its access to that market.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil should only begin free trade talks with Indonesia if it adopts recommendations made by a World Trade Organization panel in 2017 after a dispute over halal chicken, Brazil’s meat lobby ABPA said in a letter sent to three government ministries.

“We don’t oppose a free trade agreement with Indonesia,” Ricardo Santin, head of ABPA, said on Monday with reference to the letter sent to the ministries of foreign relations, economy and agriculture on January 26th. He said there should be “no border for food”.

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