Mexican authorities notified the MAGRAMA the animal health requirements for pork imports from Spain, which are expected to start in September.
The Spanish Bureau of Meat Export (OEEC) and the Interprofessional Agri-food Organization for Spanish White Pigs (INTERPORC) stated that: An awaited opening is thus substantiated and welcomed by the Spanish meat industry.
Mexico already receives processed meat products from Spain, and is is the main non-EU market for Spanish export industries, with a 30% growth in value in 2015. Exports will come from a dozen slaughterhouses and cutting facilities, inspected by Mexican veterinarians at the end of 2014 and authorized this year after successive efforts and exchanges of documentation and reports with MAGRAMA during these months.
A MAGRAMA representation in Mexico estimated that, in a few years, our exports of pork to this new destination can reach 100,000 tonnes, and by themselves add an additional 1/3 to our food exports to this country, which has a deficit of this product while, at the same time, is an increasingly significant exporter, supported by a competitive and modernized production with state-of-the-art technologies.
Thursday, July 14, 2016/ MAGRAMA/ Spain.