LatinNews Daily - 16 August 2022

In brief: Uruguay hails first import of Brazilian bone-in meat

* Uruguay’s agriculture, livestock, and fisheries minister Fernando Mattos has hailed the first import of Brazilian bone-in meat following an agreement signed in June by both countries with the aim of reducing prices for consumers in Uruguay amid rising inflation, which in July was running at an annual rate of 9.56%. The agreement authorises the importation of bone-in meat from the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Matto Groso, and Rondônia, which Mattos said have “a sanitary status superior to our own”. He expressed hope that the measure would reduce local prices by 20%.

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