Brazil’s vice president and Minister of Development, Industry, Commerce, and Services, Geraldo Alckmin, announced the UK’s endorsement for the de-bureaucratization of chicken exports from Brazil, in which poultry meat exporters will have zero cost when it comes to the issuing of market Certificates of Origin.
According to Alckmin, this is part of an effort to strengthen entrepreneurship and credit access possibilities in Brazil.
“The UK has already accepted the procedure, it’s all digitalized, and you don’t need to pay anything extra. Zero. There is no digital fee. It comes out right away; totally non bureaucratic,” announced the minister last week.
Alckmin said the next step is with trade with the European Union. By reducing bureaucracy in foreign trade procedures, there is a reduction in costs, and a stimulus to national economic activity, highlighted the top Brazilian official.
Certificates of Origin are necessary for products to enter the European Union and United Kingdom markets, with discounts on the import tariffs charged by those destinations.
With the new measure, these documents will be issued digitally so that the exporter will not need to send the physical copy abroad.
Commenting on the meeting, Alckmin said that the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services (MDIC) will work with Sebrae, a Brazilian autonomous social institution whose aim is to foster the development of micro and small enterprises, also focusing on offering credit, export, and training. “Hopefully a most fruitful work,” he emphasized