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

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

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.


Container ship Monte Aconcágua - Image courtesy: Cayne hampton

Source: Port of Philadelphia