Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Mexico: the government protects the interests of the livestock sector

An example of this is the United States’ proposal to revise its labeling of meat, poultry and egg foods with the legend: “Product of the United States”, because it does not consider the nature of the integration of producers, ranchers and . meat industries of both countries.

Growing meat exports have ranked Mexican livestock as the leading exporter of animal protein today. Since the entry into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement, there is now an agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (TMEC). Bilateral trade in animal protein between Mexico and the United States grew 1059% in value and 483% in volume.

Livestock contributes to food security, economic development and is a constant source of foreign exchange and employment generation. At the end of 2022, livestock production is set to reach 24,660,000 tonnes, a 2.1% increase over the total generated last year. ,

Carcass meat production of the main species increased by 2.3% compared to the previous year: poultry by 3.1%, beef by 2.1% and pork by 2.6%.

From November to May 12 of last year, 20,996 tonnes of meat (poultry, pork and bovine) entered Mexico through companies with a single Universal License (LUU), representing 1.6% of the total for this type of product .

Finally, meat products from countries with recent commercial opening, such as Brazil, still have no beef imports, however, there are pork imports with 1,149 tonnes.

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