Mexico authorizes 26 new Brazil meat plants to export chicken into country
The qualifications were the result of an audit mission carried out by Mexican authorities in August 2018. This measure represents a 130% increase in the number of Brazilian plants now able to export poultry meat to that destination, which reaches a total of 46.
"The expectation is that the authorization of new plants will allow the resumption of the expansion trend in Brazilian exports of chicken meat to Mexico," commented the Secretary for International Relations of Map Agribusiness, Odilson Silva.
In data from January to October 2018, shipments totaled US $ 138 million, compared to US $ 185 million in 2017.
Mexico produces 3.9 million tons of chicken meat and imports another 640,000 tons, or 13.4% of its consumption.
The main suppliers are the United States, Brazil and Chile.
In addition to the results obtained with regard to chicken meat plants, a further Mexican mission to Brazil is still being discussed in 2018 - this time to evaluate the increase in the number of establishments authorized to export thermoprocessed beef. ■