Belize exports 444 cattle to Mexico via shipyard ~ WIC News
Belize: Belize exported 359 head of cattle from the shipyard and 85 from Blue Creek to Michoacan, Mexico.
At the time of the export, José Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, was present for the launch of a second cattle export activity between Belize and Mexico.
The cattle were purchased by SuKarne, a Mexican multinational based in Culiacán, Mexico, which operates in the food industry. SuKarne exports the largest percentage of beef, pork and chicken from Mexico each year.
In his remarks, Minister Mai praised the initiative and hard work of the cattle ranchers and the Belize Livestock Producers’ Association. He noted that the beef industry is constantly improving thanks to the collaboration of different partners, both at home and abroad, in the genetic improvement of livestock and in securing markets.
The Minister mentioned the recent embryo transplant activity organized by Mexican experts as one of the many steps the industry is taking in the right direction.
The government of Belize has said that in the next few days the animals will be loaded at the shipyard and Blue Creek for export.
In addition, the government believes that the beef cattle industry in Belize will continue to improve as better quality animals are introduced into the national herd and export markets are secured in countries neighboring Belize. , Guatemala and Mexico.
Belize & Mexico Relations:
September 21, 1981 Belize became an independent country. That same day, Belize and Mexico diplomatic bond tieds with Mexico establish the first embassy in the country, while the UK has set up a high commission. In 2016, the two countries celebrated 35 years of diplomatic relations reports.
Trade relations :
In 2018, trade between Belize and Mexico totaled US $ 138 million. Belize’s main exports to Mexico include shrimp and shellfish, engines, machine parts, and scrap metal. The main Mexican exports to Belize are electrical power, textiles, cement and parts for the cement industry. In 2016, Mexican direct investments amounted to US $ 250 million while Belizean investments in Mexico amounted to US $ 2.2 million. Mexico is Belize’s second largest trading partner in the world. Mexican multinationals Cemex and Rotoplas operate in Belize.