Mexico to defend pork meat
MEXICO CITY (CNNExpansión.com) - The Mexican Goverment requested its trade partners to eliminate the restrictive measures against the imports of Mexican pork meat and their derivatives, which were adopted in recent days. Furthermore, under appeal at the World Trade Organization (WTO), it asked these countries to give an explanation about their implemented actions against national exports. This "including the scientific support", said the Ministery of Economy in a press release.Some Asian countries such as China, Thailand and Indonesia have anounced restrictions to the imports of these Mexican products. However, since 2005 the country doesn´t send these products to China so it won´t have repercussions. About 98% of the Mexican pork meat exports and their derivatives are to Japan, The United States and South Korea. "Mexico considers that the measures taken by different countries lack any jusitication" said the Government office.Mexican authorities said that the World Animal Health Organization has specified that there is no justification to restrict trade of these products. Besides, the World Health Organization (WHO) has not recomended to close borders at any of the pandemic stages. "Mexico will follow this situation and will use all the available tools to avoid the adoption of measures that affect the exports in an improper way", said the Government office.Experts have said that the Mexican pork industry will be severly affected if the main export destinations of their products adopt these measures as well.