China Certifies Beef from Costa Rica
Two Costa Rican meat processing plants have received authorization from the Chinese authorities to export beef to the Asian country, and another two received minimal observations.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
China's support for the export of beef by the companies El Arreo y Visión Comercial was reported last week by the authorities of the National Health Service. Ligia Quirós, director of the department of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Andrei Barquero, Commercial Vision representative, confirmed the news.
Between January and November 2014, after obtaining sanitary permits, two companies managed to export to beef to China for $9.1 million.
Plants and establishments producing beef in Costa Rica, are being inspected as a requirement before the opening of the Peruvian market for this product.
This was announced in the fifth negotiation round for a Free Trade Agreement between both countries.
The third round of talks between China and Costa Rica will take place in Liberia, in direct contact with those industries.
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