Mexico Announces Import Quotas for U.S. eggs

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Posted on: 28 Aug 2012

On august 14, 2012, the Government of Mexico announced the establishment of import quota to import fresh eggs for human consumption and eggs for industrial purposes.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 8/14/2012 GAIN Report Number: MX2059 Mexico Post: Mexico Mexico Announces Import Quotas for U.S. eggs Report Categories: Poultry and Products Agriculture in the Economy Agriculture in the News Pest/Disease Occurrences Approved By: Daniel K. Berman Prepared By: Gabriel Hernandez Report Highlights: On august 14, 2012, the Secretariat of Economy (SE) announced in the Diario Oficial (Mexico’s Federal Register) two announcements establishing the import quota to import fresh eggs for human consumption and eggs for industrial purposes, under a tariff rate quota. General Information: Disclaimer This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcements and therefore should not, under any circumstances, be viewed as a definitive reading of the resolution in question, or of its implications for U.S. agricultural export trade interests. In the event of a discrepancy or discrepancies between this summary and the complete resolutions or announcements as published in Spanish, the latter shall prevail. Title of Notices: 1. “Announcement that establishes the import quota of fresh eggs for human consumption, under a tariff rate quota.” 2. “Announcement that establishes the import quota of eggs for industrial purposes, under a tariff rate quota.” Important Dates 1. Publication Date: August 14, 2012 2. Effective Date: August 15, 2012 3. Expiration date of Quota Certificates: December 31, 2012. Summary: The Economic Secretariat (SE) published on August 14, 2012, two notices in the Diario Oficial announcing the import quota to import 211,000 MT of fresh eggs for human consumption and 24,400 MT for industrial purposes under a “0%” tariff rate quota, provided the importer presents a Quota Certificate issued by SE. SE justified the implementation of these quotas in response to a disease outbreak in one of the main producing areas of table eggs that provoked an unfounded increase in egg prices. This increase is affecting both households and industrial users. Previously, on August 9, 2012, SE had published in the Diario Oficial the tariff rate quota for the import of eggs as follows: HTS Products U Tax nits Import Export 0407.21.01 Eggs in the Shell, for human consumption Kg Exempt N/A 0407.21.99 Other Kg Exempt N/A 0408.11.01 Not In Shell And Egg Yolks, Dried Kg Exempt N/A 0408.19.99 Other Kg Exempt N/A 0408.91.01 Frozen or in powder Kg Exempt N/A 0408.91.99 Other Kg Exempt N/A 0408.99.01 Frozen, except what contained in HTS 0408.99.02 Kg Exempt N/A 0408.99.99 Other Kg Exempt N/A The August 14, 2012 announcement for table eggs, establishes the following: HTS Products MT 0407.21.01 Eggs in the shell, for human consumption 211,000 And for eggs for industrial purposes: HTS Products MT 0407.21.99 Other 24,400 0408.11.01 Not In Shell And Egg Yolks, Dried 0408.19.99 Other 0408.91.01 Frozen or in powder 0408.91.99 Other 0408.99.01 Frozen, except what contained in HTS 0408.99.02 0408.99.99 Other The allocation method will be direct allocation on a “first come, first serve” basis. The interested parties must submit the appropriate documentation to SE, who after the analysis, will issue a Quota Certificate valid until December 31, 2012. FAS Mexico comment: This announcement does not imply any changes to the preexisting access, largely existent due to NAFTA. Increased access for other countries may result in an increase in competition. However, due to the proximity between the U.S. and Mexico, the import of eggs from distant countries is likely to be carefully scrutinized by potential importers before proceeding with imports. Besides the implicit zoo-sanitary issues, transportation costs and timeframes to reach domestic distribution channels and shelf-life would be factors to consider. Author Defined: 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. FAS/Mexico YouTube Channel: Catch the latest videos of FAS Mexico at work http://www.youtube.com/user/ATOMexicoCity Other Relevant Reports Submitted by FAS/Mexico: Report Subject Date Number Submitted MX2053 SENASICA Delivers AI Vaccines to control AI Outbreak 7/30/12 MX2046 Economia Opens Quota Due to Egg Price Speculation 7/6/12 MX2044 HPAI Outbreak Hits More Farms in Jalisco 7/5/12 MX2043 Emergency Management Mechanism to Combat Avian Influenza 7/3/12 Activated MX2040 HPAI Outbreak in Jalisco 6/26/12 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.
Posted: 28 August 2012

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