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Mexico looks to increased Russian, EU trade with NAFTA uncertainty

Mexico looks to increased Russian, EU trade with NAFTA uncertainty
Border customs control to cross into US at the World Trade Bridge in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico © Daniel Becerril / Reuters

Expansion of trade ties with both Russia and the European Union is on the agenda for Mexico, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry.

“We must diversify, we will return to Russia, they want to buy Mexican beef and pork, we will also intensify relations with the European Union which is interested in our honey, chickpeas, meat and tropical fruit,” said Mexico’s Agriculture Secretary Jose Calzada, as quoted by the ministry.

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Mexican beef exports to Russia were restricted in December 2012 due to fears the meat could contain traces of the feed additive ractopamine. In 2011 Mexican meat exports to Russia were worth $251 million.

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