Panama: Endorsement to Export Pork to China

Through the signing of two protocols, the Central American country is authorized to export to the Asian country pork meat and sausages, as well as fish and shrimp.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Health protocols were signed on December 10 and according to the authorities of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), it is expected that the first shipments to China will be made as soon as possible.

Hu Wei, vice minister of China's General Customs Administration, told Prensa.com that "... The Chinese people and consumers have very good expectations about Panamanian food and products."

Wei added that "... In China we have 400 million middle class people and annually import 10 million tons of fruits and vegetables. We also import 5 million metric tons of meat and 3.4 million metric tons of aquaculture products."

This expands the number of products that Panama can sell to China, as in June of this year Panamanian producers began shipping beef to the Asian giant. In addition, the Central American country has customs codes to export pineapple, cod and a species of tuna.

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