Guatemala Set to Resume Pork Exports to El Salvador

Guatemalan pig breeders are awaiting permission from the Salvadoran Government to resume exports on February.

Monday, February 1, 2010

They expect to ship the equivalent of 500 animals each week.

Marco Tulio Figueroa, president of Apogua, the Guatemalan Pig Breeders Association, told that “in our industrialized farms, we produce 22 piglets for each one of our 25.000 female pigs; this translates to 550.000 thousand a year and 45.833 per month”.

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Entrepreneurs in the sector plan to resume sales to El Salvador and Honduras during the second half of the year, after their restriction in 2011.

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Guatemala Negotiates Exporting Pork to Central America

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The pork producing sector has started negotiations with the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to revive pork exports in the short term.

The union of pig farmers has already contacted neighboring countries to express their interest in resuming pork exports, after the country declared itself free of swine fever in August.

Pork Commerce Still Blocked

January 2010

El Salvador delayed until January 15 a resolution regarding allowing entrance to Guatemalan pork.

On December 2009, a commission from the Salvadoran Agriculture Ministry inspected Guatemalan pork farms, taking samples with them.

Marco Tulio Figueroa, president of Apogua, Guatemala's Pork Producers Association, told "...if there is no solution on behalf of the Salvadoran Agriculture Ministry, we will escalate the situation to Sieca (Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration), as it is a trade conflict".

Guatemala Complains to El Salvador for Blocking Pork

November 2009

The Government of Guatemala consulted its Salvadoran homologous for blocking Guatemalan pork.

Rubén Morales, Economy minister, explained they "will study this measure and consult the Salvadoran Government on this situation".

"Apogua, the Association of Pork Producers of Guatemala, denounced that El Salvador is blocking the entrance of pork, even though the World Organization for Animal Health certified Guatemala as free from pork flu on October 8th", reported Google News.

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