The Mexican government is working on opening 38 new export markets in America, Asia, Africa and the EU, in order to market more than 90 products that would directly benefit Mexican producers and ratify the country as one of the most competitive in the international arena.
The National Service of Health and Safety is working with the Ministries of Agriculture of the varying countries to agree on protocols. Mexico is hoping to make agreements with 16 countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela, which would import Mexico’s avocado, coffee, Persian lemon, mango, coconut, peach, prickly pear, grapes, flours, grains and seeds.
One agreement is nearly complete with a first shipment from Durango, Chihuahua and Zacatecas to Brazil in July for a massive shipment of beans. Another agreement near completion is with China after Mexican officials toured the country in May. A deal for importing Mexican bananas is scheduled, leaving the port of Manzanillo within one month.
Other countries on the list include China, South Korea, Hong Kong, India and Japan as well as Poland, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia for the export of coffee, wheat, raspberries, blackberries and corn, among other vegetable products.