Addressing MEPs at the European Parliament’s plenary session, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan announced that Mexico has agreed to take supplies of fresh pigmeat and processed hams from Spain. This is the first successful outcome from his recent visit to Mexico and Columbia. Commissioner said that he expects the go-ahead for fresh pigmeat from France and that there are good prospects for fresh pigmeat from Germany, Romania and Italy and an audit is scheduled in May for Poland, after which he hoped there will be opportunities for fresh pigmeat.
Noting that these trade developments resulted from his “diplomatic offensive” aimed at identifying and building new market opportunities, Mr Hogan reminded EP members that he will be leaving tomorrow to begin similar trade talks in Kazakhstan, China and Japan.
Tuesday April 12, 2016/ EC/ European Union.