Wednesday, 23 September 2020 18:28

Sri Lanka finalises certification for export of Cinnamon in bark form to Brazil

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasilia recently finalized the certification process for the export of Sri Lanka Cinnamon to Brazil in bark form with Brazilian Authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Accordingly, Sri Lankan exporters, who had difficulties until now in exporting Sri Lankan Cinnamon in bark form to Brazil, can export the product by furnishing the necessary phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Quarantine Service office in Sri Lanka.

"As per Brazilian Customs classification and the plant health requirements, Sri Lanka Cinnamon in bark form is listed under wood and its products category due to the nature of the product.

In order to facilitate entry of Sri Lankan Cinnamon to the Brazilian market, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasilia has been actively engaging with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply in Brazil, known as MAPA, and the Export Development Board and National Plant Quarantine Service office in Sri Lanka, over a year, to finalize the Certification Process for Sri Lankan Cinnamon," the Ministry said in a statement.

Cinnamon has a promising market opportunity in Brazil since the product is popular in Brazilian cuisine, beverages, and confectioneries.
The Cinnamon imports to Brazil grew from 18% during 2017-2018 but slightly decreased in 2019 as compared to 2018.

The total Cinnamon imported by Brazil in 2019 from the world is over 2300 Tons with the value of US$ 7.74 million.

(LIN)

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