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Mexico Renews Authorisation for Brazilian Poultry Imports

07 July 2015

BRAZIL - Mexican authorities have announced the renewal of access for Brazilian poultry exporters to Mexico until March 2016.

The Mexican government's decision was made without the need for a prior inspection visit to Brazil.

The measure is a result of the efforts made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) to keep poultry meat shipments going to the Mexican market.

"This is yet another Ministry of Agriculture achievement. The renewal of the license demonstrates confidence in our health protection system and enhances the quality of our products," said Minister of Agriculture, Katia Abreu.

Currently, five Brazilian establishments are eligible to export to the country. The trade potential for Brazilian chicken meat in Mexico is $315.7 million, which would represent 244,000 tons.

In 2014 Mexico imported $852 million (706 tons) of chicken meat around the world. Brazil were acquired $36 million (13,000 tons) of this market, which corresponds to a 4.2 per cent stake.

In addition to the efforts for the renewal of access, MAPA asked Mexico to send a mission to Brazil in order to enable new export establishments of poultry meat. MAPA is waiting for a response from the Mexican government.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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