152 U.S. meat processors, food manufacturers, and cold storage facilities have gained new market access to Mexico.
THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY
USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT
GAIN Report Number: MX2027
152 New U.S. Export Establishments Eligible to Ship to
Export Accomplishments - Other
Export Accomplishments - Trade Leads
Livestock and Products
Poultry and Products
Agriculture in the Economy
Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional
Daniel K. Berman
152 U.S. meat processors, food manufacturers, and cold storage facilities have gained new market
access to Mexico as the result of successful implementation of the terms-of-reference protocol
negotiated between the United States and Mexican Governments. Their accession coupled with efforts
of previously eligible exporters has facilitated the growth of nearly $1 billion in additional U.S. exports
of meat or poultry products or foods containing meat and poultry products in the past 2 years.
FAS Mexico facilitated new market access for 152 U.S. meat and poultry processors or food
manufacturers and refrigerated distribution facilities from May 1, 2010 through April 30, 2012. These
actions are the result of the successful implementation of the common terms-of-reference protocol
between USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and The National Service of Health, Food
Safety, and Food Quality (SENASICA) that was signed on April 27, 2010.
The implementation of the protocol has facilitated the growth in trade of U.S. red meat, poultry, and
related products as well as processed foods, food preparations, soups, and sauces containing meat or
poultry to Mexico. Shipments of red meats and poultry from May 2009 through April 2010 (before the
agreement began) were approximately $2.5 billion. During the first year of the protocol, May 2010 to
April 2011, U.S. exports of the same products were $2.9 billion and from May 2011 to April 2012,
exports are estimated at approximately $3.4 billion. This total value of trade represents the exports of
not only these 152 establishments, but all 1,697 (inclusive) establishments eligible to ship meat and
poultry or meat and poultry containing products to Mexico.
Attached is a comprehensive list of the 152 new U.S. meat processors, food manufacturers, and cold
storage facilities that are now eligible to export products to Mexico since the terms-reference protocol
entered into force. For the list of all U.S. establishments eligible to ship meat and poultry or meat and
poultry containing products, please visit the FSIS Eligible Plants List. Alternatively, interested parties
may view the list of establishments from the Mexican Government website Sistema de Informacion de
Consulta de Plantas Autorizadas.
Establishments wishing to be added to the list as eligible to export to Mexico or that need to make
administrative changes to correct for changes in name, address, species, etc. should consult the FSIS
website and work with their local inspection official, district manager, and the FSIS Office of
For More Information
FAS/Mexico Web Site: We are available at www.mexico-usda.com or visit the FAS headquarters'
home page at www.fas.usda.gov for a complete selection of FAS worldwide agricultural reporting.
Other Relevant Reports Submitted by FAS/Mexico:
Report Subject Date
MX2503 Exporting to Mexico – Managing Border Entry Issues 3/22/2012
MX2016 2012 Livestock and Products Semi-Annual 3/21/2012
MX2012 2012 Poultry and Poultry Products Semi-Annual 3/20/2012
MX2004 Mexico Publishes Preliminary Determination on U.S. CLQs 1/20/2012
MX1092 New Meat and Poultry Letterhead Certificates Required 12/6/2011
MX1064 Agreement Opens the Mexican Market to 70 U.S. Meat 8/10/2011
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Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA)
can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx, equivalent to the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be
found at www.economia.gob.mx and equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (SALUD)
can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the readers' convenience but
USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur with, the
information contained on the mentioned sites.
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