Exports

Farming of Amazonian species takes place throughout the entire country, hence there are different markets close by the farms. Tambaqui and pacu are important products in remote Amazonian areas like Manaus while supermarkets in Sao Paulo barely sell Amazonian spcies. For export, after processing, the goods are packed in master boxes, put in (sea or air) containers, documents prepared and transported to the harbours or airports. Infrastructure is quite good in Brazil by which for export purposes, one can choose among a good number of bigger seaports. Tambaqui and pacu are very popular in local Amazonian regions but due to their grey meat and high quantity of small pinbones they are not suitable for high volume export to Europe. It might be interesting for some ethnic niche markets. A product like Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) could be of great interest due to its nice taste, bright white color of the meat and easy processing (portions, fillets, skin on/off, pb in/out). Due to the strong domestic demand and high currency rates, there is almost no export of Amazonian species to Europe yet. Customers can buy FOB Brazil (airport) or CFR/CIF whatever international harbour or airport. Shipping companies like CMA and Mediterranean Shipping Company have regular loadings and shipping time to Europe takes about 3-4 weeks. Airliners like Iberia, LATAM, AirFrance and Lufthansa have daily departures from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to Europe.

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