MEXICO, Mexico City. According to Senasica, Mexico could export up to 400 000 tonnes of meat to Russia if trade restricts are, as expected, to be lifted. This was reported by new food.
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.