Mexico extends the quotas to import beef and pork due to logistical problems due to the pandemic

The Ministry of Economy of Mexico extended as of this Wednesday quotas to import 7,000 tons of beef and 10,000 tons of Pork Meat.

For both cases, a quota is established to import fresh, refrigerated and frozen beef and pork as of June 30, 2022.

Previously, on June 28, 2021, the Agreement announcing a quota to import beef and the Agreement announcing another quota to import Pork Meat (with the same volumes), with the purpose of lowering costs and thereby promoting their competitiveness and better prices for the final consumer, by establishing a preferential import tariff level for beef and pork, respectively.

But this time, the Ministry of Economy He explained that the variations in the number of infections that have occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the sanitary measures that have consequently been adopted in different countries, have caused imbalances in logistics flows and limited availability of containers for meat. worldwide, which has affected commercial transactions including beef imports and of Pork Meat.

In addition, he argued, the logistical and transportation difficulty, which has intensified in recent weeks, has not allowed taking advantage of the import quota for beef and pork, so its impact as an element has not yet been reflected. price stabilizer; For this reason, it is considered appropriate to extend the validity of both quotas.

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