Mexico supports food trade with 15 African countries

Mexico supports food trade with 15 African countries

In order to increase presence in Africa In the medium term, the Government of Mexico Works to increase shipment Mexican products a NigeriaI mentioned this Saturday Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (issued)

In a statement, the agency specified that Mexico currently maintains a commercial exchange of foods With many African countries, including Nigeria, Benin, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique, Ghana, Zaire and Oman.

The text indicated that there is trade exchange with these countries for products such as sesame, Jamaica, rice, strawberries, corn, apples, cocoa, nuts, pears, tobacco, grapes, poultry, lobsters, mojara and sardines.

As part of this particular trade, Sader indicated that the health authorities from Mexico and Nigeria signed an action plan for the safe export of the hibiscus flower from the African country to the Latin American country.

Those responsible for signing the document are the Director of Plant Health of the National Service for Health, Safety and Food Quality (Sinasica), Francisco Ramirez, and the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, Vincent Isigby.

The Mexican official noted that the agreement stipulates that the Nigerian authorities “will certify exporting companies that comply with the requirements required by Sinaseca,” such as proper cleaning and quarantine treatment of containers and setting up traps to detect the presence of pests such as the Capra weevil.

In addition to the technical quarantine treatments in Sinaseca, the authorities will check compliance with the provisions and inspectors in Mexico will once again check the goods at the points of entry into the country, with the aim of minimizing the risk of entry and spread of pests and diseases of economic importance to the national territory.

The note indicated that this new trade agreement replaces direct interaction between exporters and importers, as it defines the obligations and responsibilities of the governments of Mexico and Nigeria, which were framed in regulations recognized by more than 180 countries before International Plant Protection Convention (International Plant Protection Convention).

The hibiscus flower is an emblematic product of Nigeria due to its availability and high quality, and currently has reliable traceability mechanisms in place to provide assurances to importing countries.

With information from EFE

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