Mexico greenlights UK pork exports for the first time

Mexico is now open to British pork exports for the first time, with UK officials expecting a boost of £50 million in the first five years of trade.
calendar icon 3 September 2021
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AHDB International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley said:

"This announcement is a fantastic boost for the UK’s pork industry and offers another potential export market for our red meat during a challenging year. Pork from the UK is trusted and favoured worldwide due to its exceptional quality, high welfare and food safety standards. This new approval will offer a wealth of opportunities for our exporters and is a testament to the hard work of industry and government to open new markets as we look to the future."

Pork will join a broad range of livestock genetics that the UK already successfully exports to Mexico. Access for bovine embryos was secured in 2020, joining bovine semen, a market worth over £130,000 annually over the last five years. Consequently, our high-quality cattle breeds are helping to develop Mexican herds. In addition, we have a well-established ovine genetics export market from the UK, with award-winning rams and ewes being bred in Mexico.

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