With the aim of opening the Chinese market to a wider variety of products from the Mexican fields, health authorities from Mexico (SENASICA) and China (AQSIQ) met in Beijing to consolidate the paperwork for the approval of several protocols that will allow to expand the exports of agriculture and livestock products to the Asian market. Among the agreements reached in the meeting we must highlight the paperwork for authorising the export of avocados from Jalisco, bananas, pig by-products, and horse meat and beef.
The AQSIQ’s principal accepted the Mexican pig by-products protocol and the increase in the number of Federal Inspection Type (TIF) establishments authorised to export beef and pork products to China, to which end they will inspect the list of processing plants interested in selling their products in China.
The health authorities also agreed to set up a work group to analyse the production schemes and the certification of organic products in both countries with the aim of speeding up and intensifying the safe trade of organic products between both countries.
The SENASICA proposed to the Chinese authorities to start a process for the electronic exchange of certificates between the health authorities of both countries, because this reduces the risk of making mistakes and the possibility of submitting counterfeit certificates.
Thursday, August 24th, 2017/ SENASICA/ Mexico.