Brazil strikes large poultry deal with India

by Dave

Business News | Reuters

Brazil announced on Friday a deal to export unprocessed poultry to India, potentially reaching 300,000 tonnes in the first year, the Brazilian Association of Chicken Producers and Exporters (ABEF) said.

The deal could make India the biggest buyer of Brazilian chicken, surpassing Russia, which purchased 194,000 tonnes of the meat from the Latin American nation last year.

“If this meant exporting 300,000 tonnes, that would mean 10 percent of what we export worldwide,” Francisco Turra, ABEF’s president, told Reuters. “It’s something that will make a big difference,” he said.