Brazil unable to unload wheat imports due to tax collectors' protest


By Roberto Samora, Reuters

January 6, 2022


SAO PAULO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Brazil has been unable to promptly unload wheat shipments at its key port in Santos as agricultural tax collectors protestas part of a campaign for higher wages, local association Abitrigo said on Thursday.


Abitrigo's head Rubens Barbosa told Reuters that two vessels carrying imported wheat had their unloading operations delayed due to the work-to-rule effort.


One of the vessels was unloaded but the shipment was not yet cleared by officials, he said, while the other one needs to wait for these procedures to be concluded so it can discharge.


Brazil is one of the world's largest wheat importers, buying its cereal mainly from Argentina. Brazil, however, has just finished harvesting a record wheat crop...