President Jair Bolsonaro’s government received with surprise and dismay a Saudi Arabia decision to suspend poultry imports from 11 Brazilian plants, according to a joint statement by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture.
- New list of Brazilian plants authorized to export poultry to Saudi Arabia excludes these 11 plants, which were previously approved, and was published by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
- Saudi officials have not informed Brazil in advance nor provided explanations to support the ban
- Govt is in contact with Saudi authorities and its embassy in Brasilia to seek clarification
- Brazil may take the case ...