In these negotiations, the National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service (SENASICA) is working together with the health authorities of the importing countries with the aim of agreeing on the animal health protocols that must be fulfilled by the Mexican products.
In Asia, the goal is to reach an agreement with China for the export of pig offal. Last May 2019, Mexico sent to China the memorandum proposal for the export of offal, that will be an appendix to the protocol signed for the export of pork, with the aim that the plants currently authorised by the Chinese government can also ship offal, once the paperwork has ended.
We must remember that during the tour carried out in China by the Minister of the SADER, Mr Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, it was also agreed that Chinese technicians visit the plants that are interested in participating in this market.
Mexico has implemented health protocols for the export of animal products to 64 countries. The USA, Japan, South Korea and China are the main consumers.
It is important to mention that Mexico is one of the five countries, together with the USA, Australia, Portugal and Switzerland, that have been acknowledged by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE/WOAH) as free of the six most devastating animal diseases: foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, African horse sickness and the peste des petits ruminants (ovine rinderpest), this favouring commercial exchange.
Sunday, July 14th, 2019/ SADER/ Mexico.