Brazil says China will re-evaluate trade barriers on sugar, poultry

China’s President Xi Jinping has told his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer that the country will evaluate trade barriers the Asian nation imposed on Brazilian raw sugar and poultry imports.

China announced anti-dumping duties on Brazilian poultry and sugar, in order to protect domestic producers last month.

The two Presidents met last week during the 10th BRICS Summit that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Temer said during a meeting at Sao Paulo’s Industry Federation Fiesp that he asked China to reconsider the additional tariffs imposed on both Brazilian products as anti-dumping measures.

On 27 July, Chinese authorities announced that they are willing to meet with Brazilian officials to negotiate and seek possible ways to reduce and eliminate the tariffs imposed on Brazilian chicken and sugar.  

Brazil first announced that they are considering raising the issue of Chinese tariffs on poultry meat and sugar to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

Source:  Reuters

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