Irish companies supplying pig meat will be able to export their products to Mexico, after Ireland secured access to the Mexican market.
There will be opportunities for companies supplying frozen leg and shoulder products in particular, Bord Bia research states.
East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon said it is his understanding that pork is highly regarded by consumers in Mexico as a healthy source of protein.
The North American country is the third largest importer of pork in the world.
“The agricultural community can take great optimism from my colleague Minister Creed’s announcement that Ireland has now secured access for the export of pigmeat to Mexico,” said Minister Cannon.
“Access to more non-EU markets will continue to strengthen the profile of Irish pigmeat products in international markets which were worth €275m in 2019 and this will be a welcome boost to our farmers as the government continues to secure new export market opportunities.”
The Fine Gael TD also welcomed a recent statement by the IFA which says farmers are beginning to see signs of recovery.
The phased re-opening of Supermac’s, which has been a strong supporter of Irish beef producers, has been a welcome development for farmers, he said.