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Mexico, achievements and opportunities at an international level


On Wednesday afternoon, a meeting was held between the head of the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fish and Food (SAGARPA) José Calzada Rovirosa with the Diplomatic Corps credited in Mexico, in which the achievements of 2016 regarding the importance of exports of tequila, beer, mango, onion, tomato, avocado, guava and papaya were hightighted.
As part of the presidium, Bosco de la Vega Valladolid, recently appointed President of the National Agricultural Council (CNA), pointed out the importance of agricultural fields as a generator of foreign exchange rather than oil exports, generated by tourism and money transfers. He cited a phrase that became relevant at the last G20 meeting in appreciating the importance of agriculture as the basis of world peace.
He highlighted the action plans to favor climate change, the water crisis; and said that Mexicans have access to 58% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.
Mexico has:
-11 Free Trade Agreements with 46 countries.
-32 agreements for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments.
-6 economic complementation agreements.
-3 partial scope agreements.
-22 million hectares currently under sowing.
-11 thousand 122 km of coastlines.
-29 billion dollars of profit for the total exports made in 2016.
The relationship between Canada and Mexico reported 40 billion dollars becoming the third most important trading partner of both countries and in 2017 will follow the agreements of collaboration for Mexican workers giving access to Canadian farms in this program called “Temporary agricultural workers “An estimated 24,000 Mexicans participate.
The Korean embassy asked Calzada Rovirosa and Bosco de la Vega to advise the President to begin technical consultations on the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. South Korea is interested in the export of beef and pork, avocado and tequila.
In the speech presented by the head of SAGARPA, relevant figures were mentioned, such as those generated by daily exports of Mexico, reaching 1,650 million pesos, recognized the work of Mexican producers and pointed out probable agreements with Argentina and possible negotiations with countries Such as China, Brazil, Russia, and the European Union.
The event was attended by about 250 people; Among them, people from 36 embassies, with the outstanding participation of the Canadian ambassador to Mexico Pierre Alarie and the Korean ambassador to Mexico Chun Behoo, who were part of the presidium along with five outstanding people from the agrarian environment in Mexico.
The rest of the public was made up of the diplomatic community, including representatives of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Economy, Chamber of Deputies, ProMexico, National Chamber of the Canned Food Industry and press.

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