The agreement to export Mexican bananas to China and its phytosanitary protocol was signed during the visit that the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Villalobos, made to Beijing. This new trade agreement will benefit Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz, the states with the largest production of bananas in the country.
Secretary Villalobos Arambula gave instructions so that the National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (Senasica) immediately begins the dissemination of the agreement between banana producers, so they can take advantage of the new market.
To date, Mexico produces bananas in 16 states. Chiapas concentrates 30 percent of the national production; Tabasco 26.9 percent; and Veracruz 9.3 percent. The annual harvest is estimated at 2,229,519 tons of bananas, equivalent to about 7 thousand million pesos.
In the framework of the signing of the agreement, the possible signing of phytosanitary protocols on sorghum for future export to China was also discussed. In fact, there is a working visit of Chinese officials scheduled for May 20 to sign the commercial agreement on this product.