Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the USDA has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. pork and beef producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The two agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chilled pork.
The United States-Mexico agreement allows U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico for the first time in over a decade. The USDA has been working with Mexico since 2008 to reopen this market. Exporters and producers can find the required documents on the APHIS website or through their local Veterinary Services office.
Similarly, the USDA has conducted extensive negotiations with Peru’s Servicio National De Sanidad Agraria since 2012 to expand access for U.S. fresh, chilled pork and pork products. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service export library will be updated to the new export requirements for these pork and pork products exports.
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