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U.S. meat import from Brazil expected to resume in 60 days

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The United States is expected to resume purchases of Brazilian meat in the next 60 days.

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The forecast is by Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi, who met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in Washington.

“The result was better than expected. The commitment was made that exports will return as soon as possible, once things are clear. There is no political objection on behalf of the US Secretary," Maggi said of the meeting.

Because of health concerns, the U.S. has decided to suspend imports of Brazilian meat. To reopen the market to the product, the US government has indicated a number of changes necessary to ensure the meat is suitable.

To achieve that purpose, Ministry of Agriculture technicians have been in the country since last Thursday, to settle arrangements that must be made in Brazil's national production.

One of the actions adopted was to stop sending exports of forequarter meats (where vaccines are applied and in which the reactions were observed).

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