Government authorizes bean imports to reduce the priceThe measure will apply to the beans originating in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.
The Planalto Palace announced today (22) the government will release the bean imports from some countries, in order to reduce the price of the product in supermarkets. The measure will apply to the beans originating in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.
According to the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Map), Maggi, We are studying the possibility of importing the product also from Mexico and China, according to information released by the Presidential Portal.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Beans, the increase is due to drought in most of the states that produce the grain. Thereby, there was a decrease in supply and, with the increased demand, prices ended up. The price of beans carioca reached R $ 10 in supermarkets in several Brazilian states.
Maggi also said he plans to propose to large supermarket chains that seek to buy the product in the regions where the supply is greater. "I have personally been involved in negotiations with cereal, with large supermarkets, so that they can escape the traditional that is practiced in Brazil, and go directly to the source where you have this product and bring. E, as the product is coming to Brazil, we make sure that the price will yield to the extent that the market is stocked ", said the minister through the portal.