Monday, January 15, 2018

Mexico cleared to sell pork to U.S.

Mexico has freed itself from Classical Swine Fever, so has been cleared to resume exporting pork to the United States.

The United States Department of Agriculture announced its final rule Friday, opening the door to imports from all of Mexico’s states.

Given the importance of the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship, USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service funded improvements to Mexico’s control program. A subsequent review by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) determined that Mexico was free of CSF.

Mexico is also the second-largest market for U.S. pork exports, taking $1.4 billion worth in the first 11 months of last year.