Brazil now allowed to export fish to Morocco

Feb, 07, 2020 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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On Thursday (06/02), Morocco accepted the International  Health Certificate (CSI) presented by Brazil which allows it to import its fish. “We have great news in the fisheries sector: Brazil received the news from Morocco about the opening of its market for fish imports from Brazil,” said the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina.

According to the secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries at the Ministry, Jorge Seif Júnior, last year Morocco imported the equivalent of US$240 million in fish from all over the world. “Brazil can now be part of this market,” said the secretary.

Seif pointed out that the Ministry of Agriculture is working to seek new markets, as Brazilian fish production is growing. Morocco is especially interested in beautiful striped, squid and shrimp. The following table, derived from DataLiner data, shows that Morocco was the main source of fish imported by Brazil in 2019. From now on, this trade can be bilateral:

Volume of fish (NCM 0303) imported by Brazil in 2019 (TEU and KG)

Source: DataLiner

The following table, also derived from DataLiner data, shows the main Brazilian fish exporters in 2019:

Volume of fish (NCM 0303) exported by Brazil in 2019 (TEU and KG)

Source: DataLiner

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