A new animal health certificate (CZI) has been published by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture. It should help the country's poultry genetics producers to gain quicker access to export markets.
The certificate, which is available in Portuguese in combination with either English, Spanish or French, offers a simpler approach than that taken with the previous certificate and covers the sanitary and other requirements usually demanded by importing countries.
According to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), the new CZI will help producers of fertile eggs and other genetic material gain access to new markets.
ABPA executive president Francisco Turra commented: “With this new approach, we can skip a few steps and push negotiations forward to open new markets for the sector. This is particularly beneficial at the moment, given that there are markets in the middle of crises that need to import chicks and fertilized eggs.”