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Brazil surprised by U.S. move on beef, hopes to revert ban
June 23, 2017 / 8:16 PM / 6 months ago

Brazil surprised by U.S. move on beef, hopes to revert ban

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry expressed surprise at the United States Department of Agriculture decision banning imports of fresh Brazilian beef, saying it hopes to reverse the move through negotiations.

A customer (R) pays for his meat at the Municipal Market in Sao Paulo October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Eumar Novacki told journalists the problems indicated by the USDA are linked to vaccinations to prevent foot-and-mouth disease, but he said he could not rule out “commercial motivations” for the ban.

Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Marcelo Teixeira and Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by David Gregorio

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