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Brazil to export live cattle to Iran

Staff Writer |
Trade relations between Brazil and Iran should strengthen in the coming months after the recent announcement that the latter will start importing Brazilian live cattle.

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The change, which Brazil had been negotiating with Iran since 2014, was approved after issuance of the respective International Zoosanitary Certificate (CZI).

This year, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recognised Brazil’s status as free of foot-and-mouth disease, contagious pleuropneumonia and risk of BSE (Mad Cow Disease).

The estimate is that trade between the two countries will reach 100,000 heads of cattle per year. Animal sales have already generated US$ 3.7 billion in Brazil over the past seven years, with exports this year so far at US$ 301 million.

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