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Mexico Starts Pork Exports to China

02 November 2012

MEXICO - Mexico has started exporting pork to China, with an expected market value of over $35 million, according to members of the Mexican Trade Mission.

In the meeting between the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Vice Minister Niu Dun said that China is making progress on the bilateral relationship with Mexico.

He explained that the issue of agriculture is very high on the agenda of China and work for its development policies as well as regulatory processes to access products in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The Mexican Secretary Francisco Mayorga Castañeda acknowledged the provision of the Prime Minister of China, Wen Jiabao, in multilateral meetings on the issue of global food security, and their strong interest in closer ties of friendship, scientific cooperation, investment and trade with Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Accompanied by the Ambassador of Mexico to China, Jorge Guajardo, the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico said that Mexico has the highest standards in health and safety, which has allowed for the export of meat, vegetables, fruit and fish to more than one hundred countries, including Japan, Korea and Singapore.

"We share the vision of free trade, tariff reduction and relevant management in agriculture subsidies to not distort global markets, and we agree with the Chinese authorities in the sense that the issues of agriculture and food are on the agenda of the world, to which it is a priority to strengthen the work of cooperation and trade," Mr Guajardo said.

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