Brazilian Farm Town Bars Shipments, Affecting Global Traders

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 24, 2020

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© Philip Steury / Adobe Stock

The key Brazilian farm town of Canara has issued a decree aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus that could disrupt grain export logistics and the operations of global agriculture commodities traders, according to a municipal order.

The order dated March 22 bars shipping of grains out of the city in Mato Grosso state and comes as Mayor Fábio de Faria enforces a lockdown of all non-essential services to protect the population against the spread of coronavirus. In a separate document seen by Reuters, Faria has proposed to grain traders like Cargill and Louis Dreyfus a 10-day grace period to comply with the order. 

(Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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