Mexico Trade deal with Russia possible
Mexico, which according to official data from 2012 sent 25 000 tonnes of beef and 7 700 000 tonnes of horse meat to Russia in 2012, which made up 5% of Russia’s meat imports.
Restrictions were previously set in place in 2012 after Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor excluded all companies using forbidden feed additive ractopamine. It is thought that ractopamine might still present a significant issue and no comment has been made from Rosselkhoznadzor. That said, the Russian Minister for Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev stated at a press conference in January 2017 that trade in agricultural products between Mexico and Russia was booming.
It is possible that an official bilateral agreement may soon be reached and certainly from a Mexican perspective, with the new President of the United States Donald Trump overtly vocal about his reservations of the US-Mexican relationship, the Central American nation no doubt hope trade discussions will prove to be fruitful.