Mexico, U.S. revise agenda for agricultural cooperation

14:10, December 11, 2010      

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Mexico and the United States have revised their bilateral agenda in agriculture, livestock, and fishing, and emphasized technical and sanitary cooperation, the Mexican government said on Friday.

Mexican agriculture minister Francisco Mayorga Castaneda met with his U.S. counterpart, Tom Vilsack, in Yucatan State to follow up on a meeting of the Consulting Committee on Agriculture (CCA) in October in Washington, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.

The objective of the CCA is to strengthen bilateral relations regarding agricultural trade, based on a consultation mechanism to quickly solve problems, prevent trade distortions, and solve possible bilateral problems in the agricultural sector.

The issues that they discussed include technology and plant sanitation exchange, including the Regional Programs for the Eradication of the Mediterranean Fruit fly and the Screwworm.

They also discussed sanitary campaigns and the necessary steps to recognize regions that are free from Classic Swine Flu and Newcastle Flu in Mexico.

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