Mexico eyes Australian fruit market
Agricultural ministers from Australia and Mexico met in Paris yesterday to discuss trade opportunities between the two countries, in line with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in April 2010.
A Mexican Government release reported a trade mission to Australia would likely take place in November, while the country's avocadoes were still undergoing analysis with Australian authorities.
Mexico is looking to export pre-cut mangoes to Australia, along with fresh fruit including Hass avocadoes, apples, peaches, plums, pomegranates, limes and table grapes.
Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) Francisco Mayorga Castañeda, told his counterpart Mike Kelly the two countries could share their experience in the genetic improvement of livestock.
The pair were joined by Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) director for agriculture Ken Ash.