Chile opens market to U.S. Duck Meat

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Posted on: 19 Dec 2012

On Friday, November 23, 2013 USDA and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture finished negotiating the certificate language to export frozen/chilled poultry meat to include duck meat.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 11/28/2012 GAIN Report Number: CI1234 Chile Post: Santiago Chile opens market to U.S. Duck Meat Report Categories: Poultry and Products Trade Policy Incident Report Approved By: Rachel Bickford, Agricultural Attaché Prepared By: Nelson Ramirez, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: On Friday, November 23, 2013 USDA and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture finished negotiating the certificate language to export frozen/chilled poultry meat to include duck meat. The USDA updated the Export Library that same day to reflect the opening of this new market, U.S. duck exporters have containers ready to go. U.S. exporters have been successfully exporting almost $40 million worth of chicken and turkey meant and products annually to Chile since 2008 and the addition of duck meat rounds out the selection. General Information: As a result of negotiations that ended with the publication in the Chilean National Gazette in January 2008 of Resolution 441 Chile recognized the USDA Inspection and Control System for only two species of poultry: chicken and turkey. In April 2012, members of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association asked FAS to open the market for duck meat. Chile’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) had two conditions to consider before expanding the market: the first of them, to review the Inspection and Control System for ducks and duck meat and evaluate the differences, if any, with the sanitary and slaughter system for chicken and turkey. The second was to evaluate the HACCP process for ducks. On July 6, 2012, the Ag Attaché sent a formal request to SAG to reconsider the definition for poultry to include duck in addition to chicken and turkey. After a lengthy deliberation, on October 8, 2012 SAG published the National Gazette resolution 5851/2012 that derogates resolution 441/2008 and includes duck in the definition of poultry (Chilean norm CFR 9). Market size and opportunities: Even if Chile is an interesting market for chicken and turkey, with a consumption of about 84 lbs per capita per year. For duck meat or duck meat products the market is different. Chileans consider duck to be a gourmet product. There is a small Chinese population that commonly eats duck meat. The Ministry of Agriculture has some small farmer programs to promote duck breeding for this niche market. According to the results of their experience and the market development since 2005, the demand can reach 60 tons a year, about $380 thousand and almost all of the production is consumed at restaurants in Santiago. Post recommends that U.S. duck exporters link with Chilean firms that target the reatail market that is available to your average Chilean. On Friday, November 23, 2013 FAS/FSIS/APHIS and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture finished negotiating the certificate language to export frozen/chilled poultry meat that includes duck. The FSIS Export Library was updated the same day to reflect the opening of this new market. Even if the market is small, it is a new opportunity for U.S. duck producers and exporters.
Posted: 19 December 2012

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