Abrapa delegation visits Chinese state-owned companies to promote Brazilian cotton

Chinatex and CNCGC are the largest cotton purchasing companies in the Asian country

24.04.2023 | 14:13 (UTC -3)
Catarina Guedes
Quality, traceability, sustainability have been words that guide the Abrapa delegation's visits throughout the mission in Asia; Photo: Disclosure
Quality, traceability, sustainability have been words that guide the Abrapa delegation's visits throughout the mission in Asia; Photo: Disclosure

The promotion of Brazilian cotton to Chinese companies was reinforced with the Sellers Mission, from the Brazilian Cotton Association (Abrapa), which visited, on Friday (21/04), three state-owned companies in China. Chinatex and CNCGC are the largest cotton purchasing companies in the Asian country. There was also a visit to the China National Cotton Exchange (CNCE), an organization that brings together thousands of cotton buyers in the country.

“We introduced the cotton producers who are part of the Brazilian delegation, exchanged information about our strategies and, at the same time, listened to the companies' perception of our products”, said Alexandre Schenkel, president of Abrapa.

Schenkel said that the delegation was satisfied with the returns given by Chinese businesspeople. “The greater the excellence of our product, the greater the remuneration. This makes us come back motivated and with the certainty that we are on the right path.”

Quality, traceability, sustainability have been words that guide the Abrapa delegation's visits throughout the mission in Asia.

“We shared information about Brazilian cotton and all the companies we visited really liked it. Chinatex and CNCGC highlighted the need to improve batch standardization. As for logistics, we have the ABR-Log program, which starts this year with the certification of flow practices between the cotton processor until shipment at the ports”, informed Marcelo Duarte, director of International Relations at Abrapa and responsible for the Cotton Brazil program. , which carries out the mission.

On Friday (21/04), the Cotton Brazil Outlook took place in Beijing, bringing together Chinese businesspeople and the Brazilian ambassador to China, Marcos Galvão.

“Galvão spoke very highly of the Brazilian cotton production chain. With the Brazilian Cotton Quality Program, developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in partnership with us, we have certification from the Federal Government to prove the quality of the feather. We concluded the mission in China and now we are heading to South Korea, to show the potential of Brazilian cotton”, said the president of Abrapa.  

Created in 2019 by Abrapa, Cotton Brazil is the program to promote Brazilian cotton on a global scale, in partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and with support from the National Association of Cotton Exporters (Anea ). Missão Vendedores is Cotton Brazil's second commercial exchange this year. In March, a delegation was in China.

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