The Mexican Pork Farmers Organization filed an injunction to stop imports of pork from Brazil, said the president of the Association of Customs Agents of the Port of Veracruz, Marco Sansores Ramírez.
At this moment, there are ships detained in the port area and others are sailing so the product will surely have to be destroyed. He clarified that the root of the problem is unknown and whether it is related to a commercial issue, product cost or doping.
During the first half of 2023, imports of pork from Brazil and Chile stood at 101,514 tons nationally. This situation could affect the price of the product for the final consumer.
It is worth mentioning that producers from different parts of the country have reported since July that the withdrawal of tariffs on pork from South America generates losses of up to 1,400 pesos per animal sold.
“Although the conditions in which it travels are in refrigerated containers, keeping this merchandise in port is high, we are talking about hundreds of dollars a day for each connected container and the cost will have an impact. Surely many operations will no longer be carried out and it will also be necessary to evaluate the process of destruction.”