Costa Rica Launches Pork Export to China

After meeting all the requirements demanded by the Asian country's authorities, the first shipment of 24,000 kilos of frozen pork cuts was sent on February 14.

Friday, February 14, 2020

The company that made the first shipment is Carnes Zamora, which in the first shipment included chops, ribs, shoulders, fat, skin, legs, horns and ears.

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Mario Garro Zamora, president of Grupo Zamora, told that "... in the first few weeks a container will be sent and then we hope to send 10 weekly. It is expected that in one year 3,000 tons (3 million kilos) of this product will be exported."

The first shipments will be made after the Chinese authorities gave their approval on December 12, 2019, for the Porcina Americana and Carnes Zamora processing plants to begin selling pork products to the Asian giant in 2020.

According to Garro, the Chinese market receives all the pork parts and not just the special cuts.

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