The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to attend the XVII National Pig Meeting in Puebla de Zaragoza which focuses on innovations in the pork sector.
The event has been organised by the Confederation of Mexican Pig Farmers (Confederación de porcicultores Mexicanos) and will feature talks from a number of industry experts on pig production, best practice in livestock and future prospects for the pork industry. The conference forms part of an ongoing programme of fact-finding visits to the country to look at future opportunities for pork exports to Mexico and learn more about the marketplace.
AHDB will be exhibiting alongside the British Pig Association to showcase the best of the country’s pig genetics, promote the work of AHDB and highlight the high quality and safety of British pig meat.
Susana Morris, AHDB senior export manager, said: “Mexico is an attractive market for our pork exports and while we don’t currently have access for pig meat, participating at this event will give us the opportunity to better understand the business environment.”
In April, Mexico and the EU agreed a revised trade deal which will allow 99% of products, including pork, to be traded duty-free. In July, Mexico announced it would be introducing a 10% tariff on US pork, which the National Pork Producers Council labelled as “devastating”.