On August 28 and 30, 2021, Brazil began accepting new export certificates for US beef and dairy products. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) which is part of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), along with other US regulatory agencies and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) have confirmed that the new certificates are available in their respective websites. MAPA also confirmed on August 30, 2021, that it will allow a transition period of 60 days, ending on October 29, 2021, during which time old or new certificates will be accepted at Brazilian ports of entry.
The issuance of the new certificates and acceptance of a 60-day transition period for beef and dairy products will keep the market open for US exports to Brazil, which totaled $1.14 million in beef and $45 million in dairy products in 2020. In addition, they will also provide the stability and assurance needed by US exporters who wish to continue to increase their exports to Brazil or enter the market for the first time.
The USDA will continue to work in partnership with our MAPA counterparts to further expand export opportunities to Brazil for US farmers, ranchers, and producers