Category: Brazil

Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

The tax was raised from 5% to 20%. Saudi Arabia imports 57% of the poultry it consumes and Brazil holds an 88% share of these imports.

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Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

Brazilian food exporter BRF SA is seeking to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of a 20 percent stake of a unit logo-1focused on the halal processed food market via an initial public offering.

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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

A delegation from the Dubai Exports agency and business owners from the United Arab Emirates will be in São Paulo on September 19 and 20 to meet with local executives.

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Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

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Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

| 28/02/2016 | Reply
Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector with $728 million of deals at Gulfood.

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Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

Saudi Arabia’s Salic investment body has bought a 19.95% stake in Brazilian beef producer, Minerva, for US$188.4m, following the kingdom’s lifting of a ban on Brazilian beef.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

A matchmaking event for Brazilian exporters and Arab importers of foodstuffs began this Tuesday (1st) at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

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Halal is available on the Brazilian market

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Halal is available on the Brazilian market

Finding food bearing the halal label on Brazilian supermarket shelves is not an easy task. Very few items carry the attestation that their consumption is allowed to Muslims.

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Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

Companies Docile and Peccin from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, certified their product lines as a strategy to boost sales to Arab countries.

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Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

| 28/05/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

Certification for various products, including non-foodstuffs, heightens the chance of selling to more demanding Islamic consumers.

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UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: BRF opens Abu Dhabi plant

The unit inaugurated this Wednesday (26th) in the United Arab Emirates capital will process poultry-based products for distribution to Middle East countries.

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End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

A Brazilian mission headed by Agriculture minister Neri Geller has travelled to the Arab country and discussed a technical visit to Brazil.

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Halal Food Market In Brazil

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Halal Food Market In Brazil

Despite Brazil being one of the largest Halal food producers in the world, possessing over 300 industries’ plants that are Halal certified, most of its production is exported to Muslim countries.

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Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

Pakistan’s 95% Muslim population’s demand for Halal meat is something UBABEF President Francisco Turra said is within Brazil’s capabilities.

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Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

| 13/02/2014 | 1 Reply
Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

‘Frozen chicken cuts’ contributed the most to the robust Brazilian export figures, accounting for 15 % of the total food and other items traded.

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