03 September 2021 — Mexico opens its doors to the UK for the first time and British farmers and food producers will be able to enter the expensive new market. British exporters can enter this new market, which relies heavily on high-quality pork.
Mexico is the second largest Latin American market for pork in the UK after the Dominican Republic.
According to the Board of Agriculture and Fruit Development (AHDB), access to the Mexican market alone is estimated at ሚሊዮን 50 million (US $ 69 million) for pork producers in the first five years of business.
Global UK pork exports to the UK economy by 2020 were over £ 421 million ($ 582 million), reaching 75 exports worldwide.
This is another breakthrough for British food and beverage exports, with British beef access to the United States, British poultry, beef and lamb to Japan, and pork to Taiwan.
“It’s great to see another market opening its doors to high quality, high security,” said US Secretary of Defense George Outsis.
Access to the Mexican market, which is in high demand for high-quality pork, will be a welcome addition to our pig farmers and producers. This quality food and drink is a significant development that will strengthen our global reputation.
UK pork is recognized for its international quality, quality and consistency.
In the campaign in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British government aims to increase the global profile of food and beverage from all over the UK and to attract more food and beverage companies to export their products.
The latest development follows more than four years of negotiations and inspections.
During a visit to Mexico’s National Health, Safety and Agriculture and Food Quality (Seneca) Department in February 2020, it inspected several locations throughout the UK and decided to approve four processing facilities and four related refrigeration stores in the UK and Wales.
These inspections are led by Defra and UK Export Verification Partnership (UKECP) and hosted by AHDB, UK and national government departments and agencies, including DIT Mexico.
Britain and Mexico have promised to negotiate a new and larger free trade agreement this year, extending the current agreement.
These negotiations will complement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement with 11 emerging economies from the Indo-Pacific region to the United States.
After four years of intense negotiations with the Mexican authorities, the British Commissioner of Trade for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jonathan Nott, said he was “delighted that British pork has finally entered the Mexican market.”
“Mexican consumers can still enjoy these quality British products – and British pork exporters can access this important and growing market. Another success of our campaign is the reduction of trade barriers between our countries; He says.
Reaping “great victories.”
According to International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, the move is a “huge victory” for British farmers and food producers.
“British businesses this year are eagerly awaiting the benefits of a new and more ambitious trade agreement with Mexico, and such victories are an important step towards entering the CPTPP as our global trade hits new heights. ”
“The announcement is a great boost for the UK pork industry and will provide another red export market for our red meat,” said Dr. Phil Hadley, Director of Global Marketing at HDB.
Pork from Britain is trusted and popular around the world for its unique quality, high safety and food safety standards. “This new approval will provide many opportunities for our exporters and will be a testament to the industry and the government’s commitment to opening up new markets.”
Pork joins the UK’s extensive animal breed that it has previously successfully exported to Mexico.
Over the past five years, more than $ 130,000 ($ 180,000) a year has been secured by 2020 for cattle embryos. As a result, our high-quality cattle breeding is helping to raise Mexican herds. In addition, we have a well-established Ovvan Genetics export market in the United Kingdom, where rams and sheep are starving. ”
Earlier this week, the Food and Beverage Federation said non-EU exports had now returned to pre-covide levels. The region’s fastest-growing export markets were Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil.
Edited by Elizabeth Green
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