The Port of Philadelphia anticipates first shipment
of Brazilian beef into U.S.

After a 17-year negotiation process, Brazilian beef has been granted access into the U.S. market.

Container of fresh beef being loaded onto the vessel in Brazil on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Expected to arrive to the Port of Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.The Port of Philadelphia will receive the first container of imported fresh beef into the United States from the Port of Itapoá (Brazil) this Thursday, October, 13, 2016. The imported beef, a product provided by JBS, a global leader in beef processing.

The shipment (specifically, front cuts), will arrive on Hamburg Süd’s ship Monte Aconcágua. With the agreement signed between the two countries, 3,000 tons of meat will be loaded monthly and imported via the Port of Itapoá to the United States.

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