Mission to China reflects advances in Brazilian cotton exports

The mission was part of the Cotton Brasil program, coordinated by the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (Abrapa) and partners

07.06.2024 | 15:35 (UTC -3)
Nádia Brescovici Borges
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After 10 days on the Asian continent, the president of the Bahian Cotton Producers Association (Abapa), Luiz Carlos Bergamaschi, celebrates the positive results of the Mission to China. Started on May 27, the mission visited the cities of Xian, Shanghai, Ningbo and Beijing, with the aim of expanding the participation of Brazilian cotton in the Asian market. Bergamaschi highlighted the importance of being present in the Chinese market, one of the most dynamic in the world, and reinforced the relevance of this participation for Brazil.

The Brazilian delegation participated in high-impact events, such as the "2024 China Cotton Industry Development Summit" - annual congress of the CCA – China Cotton Association, the main entity in the cotton sector in China. Furthermore, the mission involved visits to textile industries, dinner with Chinese businesspeople and representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa), and participation in the Brazil-China Economic Seminar, organized by Apex-Brasil.

According to the president of Abapa, all these activities reinforced the appreciation of Cotton Brasil and the participation of Brazilian cotton in the international market. “This is work that has gradually been strengthening with China, and is starting to bring results to Brazil. Since we started exporting to that country, we reached 1,211 million tons in 2023/2024, a significant increase in market share, that is, in the percentage of exports of Brazilian fiber”, he concludes.

The mission is part of the Cotton Brasil program, coordinated by the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers (Abrapa) in partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) and the National Association of Cotton Exporters (Anea).

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