Mexico has expanded the opening of its market for Brazilian pork, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. From now on, Brazil will be able to export the product in natura, without the need to thermally process the meat before selling it to consumers.
With the health requirements and the International Health Certificate (IHC) agreed between the two countries on the 10th of February, the market will now be for raw pork meat, whole or in pieces, including MSM (Mechanically Separated Meat) and bacon, without any restrictions on direct trade. The move means the process will be less bureaucratic, adding value to the Brazilian product.
According to the Brazilian minister Carlos Fávaro, the world is opening up opportunities for the country’s agribusiness. “We are going to take advantage of this good moment and seek to expand even more the markets for Brazilian products. Mexico has a market of around 1.5 million tons per year, which represents an important gain for pork production in our country”, said the minister.
Mexico was the world’s second largest importer of fresh pork in 2021, with 917,000 tons – the first is China.