From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
After a memorandum of understanding lifted the foot and mouth disease restrictions for the export
of Colombian beef
Colombian farmers are now allowed to export this product to China
. Similarly, in Chile
, the Agriculture Minister Luis Mayol
, said in Beijing that the final protocol which establishes the conditions under which the meat
will go to China had already been signed, therefore these products are expected to start to enter this market in August 2013 at the latest.
In the case of Colombia, a protocol has been signed which establishes sanitary requirements for products and the animals from which they derive, and hygiene requirements for the plants where animals are slaughtered. This protocol was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Colombia
n Agricultural Institute (ICA), the National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA) and the General Administration of Inspection and Quality Supervision and Quarantine of the People's Republic China.