Salvadoran Cold Meats and Sausages out of Honduras

Joining dairy products and eggs, now Sausages and Cold Meats from El Salvador are not allowed to enter Honduras.

Friday, November 6, 2009

On November 4th, El Salvador restricted its market for meat, shrimp and dairy products from Honduras, as a response for Honduras blocking Salvadoran poultry products.

These new restrictions imposed by Honduras are a result of "a new Executive Accord by the Honduran Commerce Secretary, which established new requisites for exports", reported newspaper "These new measures were not discussed nor notified to any country. Any country has the right to enact accords, but not to execute them immediately, without informing or discussing them with its commercial counterparts and companies making business with the country", stated Manuel Sevilla, Salvadoran Agriculture Ministry.

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Central American Sausage Trade Up 6%

July 2017

In 2016, the countries in the region sold 29 thousand tons of sausages, registering a 6% increase over 2015.

Figures from the information system on the  Central American Market for Milk and Dairy Products, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

Foreign Trade of Processed Meat in Central America

November 2016

In 2015 the region as a whole imported $96 million worth of processed meat, led by El Salvador, which imported $25 million, followed by Guatemala with $22 million, and Honduras, with $16 million.

Figures on Foreign Trade in Sausages Meat and Similar Products in Central America, analyzed by the Business Intelligence Unit at show that in 2015 the countries of Central America imported 33,528 tons of processed meat, equivalent to $96 million.

Block on Meat and Sausage Imports (2)

March 2012

Nicaragua's government is blaming beef and sausages exporters for the blocks on their products, for not having obtained the required export licenses.

"The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Orlando Solorzano, blamed Nicaraguan businesses for the obstacles they face at a regional level in exporting their meat and sausages.

Non-tariff barriers for sausage imports

February 2012

As with the case of beef with other countries, Honduras has placed phytosanitary restrictions on 20,000 pounds of sausage from Nicaragua, which is being disputed by exporter Delmor S.A.

The general manager of Delmor S.A., Zacarias Mondragon confirmed that his company stopped exporting to the Honduran market because of the imposition of phytosanitary restrictions a year and a half ago by the authorities of that country.

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