Mexico City, February 09, 2015.-Berry joins exports to China as well as the tequila agave, Persian lime, avocado and beef, currently there are important advances for the entry of other Mexican agro products to that market.
One of the fundamental factors for acceptance of the Mexican product in the strict Chinese market was the control of safety with which domestic producers handled the product. China is among the first three countries that import more food in the world, together with United States and Japan.
“At the end of this decade, Mexico will have doubled or even tripled their exports of agricultural products to Asian countries, mainly to Japan, Korea and China, start of exports of berries to demanding market of China, is a sign that Mexico has agricultural products of excellent quality and safety”
Said the General Coordinator of International Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, fishing and food (Sagarpa), Raúl Urteaga Trani. Competitive agro-logistic infrastructure aroused the interest in Asian investors to participate in Mexico in the industry projects, through strategic alliances with producers and Mexican businessmen. The first draft of this strategy is the shipment of six tons of berries, airway, bound for China, which took place days ago, result of the approach and agreements between the two Governments.
It is vitally important mutual coordination, specification of both ministries of health food, generating a responsible for surveillance and control. The Agency in charge of this process is the National Health Service and Safety Food of Mexico (Senasica) where negotiations were held to sign health protocols that finally gave a result positive to start exports of berries.
This is not only a trade negotiation elimination or reduction of tariffs to allow the access of products to market and although that minimizes this factor in the negotiation with China, the success was result of Mexican Berry health guarantees.
The successes of this program are high negotiations of sanitary type with the signing of protocols and agreements that guarantee the quality of Mexican products standards. Officials of the Ministry of Health of China visited on several occasions to farmers in Jalisco, Michoacan, California and Mexico State mainly to inspect the conditions of health of Mexican berries as well as related to production, harvest, pack and appearance..
General Coordinator of International Affairs of Sagarpa expressed his approval for attitude and responsibility for the Mexican producers of berries guild members at the National Association of Exporters of Berries (Aneberries).
Aneberries was established in June 2010 with 15 companies from the berries of Strawberry, raspberry, BlackBerry and blueberry, companies that bring together a large number of independent producers. Aneberries focuses on establishing links between its members and their national or international being the most aided market and greater interest of the United States and Europe, and now the search for South Asia.
The producers of areas, mainly in Jalisco, Michoacan and Mexico State have a unanimity which allows them to increase their productivity and competitiveness against what is the challenge for export to world markets like China.
At this time there is a quota specifically for the export of berries to China, by which quantities are sent pursuant to the demand of this market, in the absence of a trade treaty between Mexico and China tariff to enter the Mexican product is that marked the World Trade Organization (WTO) under the precept of most favored nation.
Insofar as the producers meet the demand with safety features identified by China, export will grow in the coming years. In the field of agro-logistic. Mexico registered important advances for shipments by air cargo and perishable goods for the short life of fresh produce.
From the outset year there are two air cargo routes direct from Guadalajara to points in Asia, such as Korea to then distribute the Mexican products to Japan and China. There are interest from Asian investors coming to Mexico make strategic alliances with domestic producers to invest its capital in agro-logistic projects by construct via a strategy of shipping perishables not only to Asia but also to the United States and Europe.
Mexico exported agri-food products per thousand to 30 million dollars, while that to Japan China did so with less than 200 million dollars. Mexico has a trade agreement with Japan, which is not the case with China; in addition that until recently were non-existent channels of communication at the institutional level.
That improved substantially from 2013 with bilateral meetings at the highest level between the Governments of Mexico and China.
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