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Oct 1, 2021

Shrimp Exports to Mexico to Resume

The sale of Belizean shrimp to Mexico is about to restart. Today the government announced Belize’s export license has been renewed. The license had expired in 2019, and due to COVID-19 restrictions the necessary inspections had been delayed. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the Mexican market is a significant part of Belize’s total revenue from shrimp and its proximity means ocean freight charges do not have to be factored into costs. Shrimp production has been down since 2015, particularly due to disease affecting local farms.  The announcement follows recent bilateral meetings between the Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai and his Mexican counterpart, Dr. Victor Manuel Villalobos, that focused on partnerships in agriculture between the two countries.

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