Missed Opportunity for Nicaragua Meat  

The Nicaraguan meat industry is still not clear on what they need to obtain the certifications required by the European market.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In order for Nicaraguan products to reach the European market they must comply with health and quality certifications, not only on behalf of the farmers but also the agricultural authorities. Exporters hope that this will be resolved in less than a year and a half, meaning that the benefits of the agreement could be taken advantage of in 2015.

"We still have not negotiated the terms. We have to negotiate and still don't know who is going to do it, or where, or at what time. If they negotiate today, that would be good, but we do not know what all the mechanisms are and how much this will cost," said Juan Sebastian Chamorro, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Industry Exports (Canicarne).

"... We recently asked for financial support through the European cooperation to prepare for this certification and the government has already offered us a technological transformation program that would be complemented by each company. Therefore we are sending our requirements, " said Onel Pérez, director of Canicarne.

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