Trading boost for British pork as Mexico market opens for first time
British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from access to a new international market.
The government has announced that Mexico has now officially opened its doors to British pork for the first time.
The decision, which has followed more than four years of negotiations with The Mexican National Department for Health, Safety and Agricultural and Food Quality, will enable British exporters to tap into this brand-new market.
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice commented: “It is great to see another market open its doors to high quality, high welfare UK produce.
“Access to the Mexican market, with its substantial demand for high-quality pork, will be a welcome boost for our pig farmers and producers.
“This is a significant development, which will reinforce our global reputation for quality food and drink.”
UK Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Richard Irvine, added: “The UK is proud of our high standards of food safety and the quality of food we are able to produce.
“Gaining access for the export of British pork to Mexico represents yet another success for British Industry and continues to enhance our global reputation for excellence.”
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