New rules to import poultry genetics

13 de maio de 2016

São Paulo – The process to import poultry genetic material will require a previous technical report by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) and the approval by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), according to information released by Mapa this Friday (13) based on a normative ruling from May 11. The material includes chicks and hatching eggs and the document will be issued based on zootechnical evidences presented by producers of multiplication centers in their countries of origin.

Until now, the criteria to these imports were established by the Brazilian Poultry Union (Uba) and by the Brazilian Association of Poultry Exporters (Abef), which merged and created the ABPA. According to the new ruling, the companies that work with the imports of poultry genetic material are also obligated to register themselves at the Secretariat of Agricultural Defense (SDA).

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani