On February 11th 2016, the National Service of Health, Safety and Quality of Agrifood (SENASICA) announced the beginning of negotiations for a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products between Mexico and the EU.
The goal of this agreement is to define the mutual equivalence of the regulation, the production systems and the control system of the organic products between Mexico and the European Union, in order to expand the market of the organic products and provide a greater supply of these products to consumers.
In Mexico, the production of organic crops is going through a period of expansion. Tomato, coffee, strawberry and raspberry being the leading areas of organic production.
In the European Union, the organic sector is growing fast in the last years, representing 40% of the world market, closely following the US production with its 43%.
The Mexican Government and the European Commission are interested in concluding this agreement as soon as possible, opening way to increased opportunities for producers on both sides, and better opportunities for the consumers.
For further information go to National Service of Health, Safety and Quality of Agrifood (SENASICA).