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Mexican Pork Export Drops Due to A/H1N1 Flu

by 5m Editor
7 July 2009, at 11:25am

MEXICO - Mexico's pork export dropped 90 per cent, or by around 30,000 tons, due to the spread of the A/H1N1 flu, according to a report on Monday.

Since the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared the A/H1N1 flu outbreak in Mexico a "public health emergency of international concern," 20 nations have imposed import controls on Mexican meat, said a report from the Public Finance Study Center.

Despite the impact on the export of pork, the poultry industry has not been affected, it added.

Mexico's pork export totals some 22 million US dollars each month with some 3.9 million dollars' worth going to Japan, the largest single export market.