SAGARPA: Mexico advances in agro-opening of the Asian market

Mexico moves substantially at the opening of the Asian market, through health protocols that allow the entry of more agro–food goods, said Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, José Calzada. During the third day of activities of his working trip to China, he said that the work has already started with the health authorities of that country, so in the short term a health protocol authorizing Mexican exports of banana is firmed.

The Mexican official said in a statement that he had had several working meetings with businessmen and importers of this Asian country. He met with the Director of Overseas Business Development Group Joyvio, Jerome Chen, to address issues related to fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Also he met with President of the International Chamber of Commerce in China (CCOIC), Zhao Chen, and subsequently with representatives of the China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO Group) with whom trade is explored options for Mexican food products. Calzada Rovirosa recalled that the Mexican government’s goal is to double agricultural exports to this Asian destination and send additional $ 150 million to those already

currently marketed. In this context, protocols were signed yesterday with the health authorities of China and allowing the entry of Mexican dairy and snuff their country. Agriculture Secretary said that the agency in charge is working on two major roads, the modernization and mechanization of the field, which will help boost the competitiveness of our country. He added that with the automation, productivity of the primary field is promoted without increasing the area under cultivation and making the agricultural sector more sustainable.

Source: MéxicoXport