Created in 1979, the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) brings together 32 companies of the sector in Brazil, responsible for 92% of the meat traded for international markets. Its creation was a response to the need for a more active role in the beef export segment in Brazil, by defending the interests of the sector, increasing efforts to reduce trade barriers and promote domestic products. Currently, Brazil produces around 10 million tonnes of beef, approximately 20.8% are traded to dozens of countries around the world, following the most stringent quality standards. In the last decade, the country has registered a 135% growth in its exports.
Started in 2001, the Brazilian Beef project, a partnership between Apex-Brasil and ABIEC, aims to strengthen the image of Brazilian beef, improving the perception of its quality in importing countries and thus increasing the Brazilian share in the global beef market. In 18 years, nine projects have already been signed, with investments of over R$ 60 million and export growth of more than 500%.