Beef Industry Seeks Partnerships With Algerians

BRAZIL - The president at the Brazilian Beef Industry and Exporters Association (Abiec), Marcus Vinícius Pratini de Moraes, stated on Monday that the beef sector is interested in establishing binational companies and joint ventures with Algerian companies, mainly in the areas of distribution, preparation and stocking of products.
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Pratini (L) and Barkat: Brazilians want to work with Algerians in search of greater business

"Our objective is not to have the entire productive chain in the hands of Brazilian companies, but to work in cooperation with local businesses and develop greater business," he said, after meeting with the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Algeria, Said Barkat, at the Abiec offices in São Paulo, southeastern Brazil.

The Arab country, located in North Africa, was the ninth main buyer of Brazilian cattle beef from January to September this year, having imported US$ 81.105 million, or 61.000 tonnes. "Algeria is currently one of the main consumers of Brazilian beef. Our exports have been rising solidly since 2002. It is an important market, a demanding one that is buying more and more noble meats," said Pratini. According to him, these are the main reasons for the sector to have interest in establishing closer relations between Brazil and the Arab country.

Pratini, who has already been the Algerian minister of Agriculture, also stated that the Abiec has had several meetings and discussions to solve the natural problems related to trade. "We are very pleased with the business with Algeria. I think that it is going to continue growing," he added.

Source: ANBA
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