Thailand urges Mexico to lift import embargo on shrimps


BANGKOK – Thailand has called on Mexico to lift an import embargo on shrimps from this country and expand bilateral trade.


Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn, who met with Mexican Ambassador to Thailand Jaime Nualart Sanchez and discussed bilateral trade and investment on long-term basis, suggested Mexico to waive the embargo on Thai shrimps with an early mortality syndrome which has been enforced since 2013.

Besides, the Mexican envoy was suggested to provide detailed information about his government’s plan to terminate a reduction in the import tariff on Hom Mali rice from Thailand.

Mexico is currently Thailand’s 18th largest world trading partner and third trading partner in the North American region after the United States and Brazil.

Thailand exported 3.2 billion dollars in combined goods value to Mexico which exported 549 million dollars in goods to this country throughout last year.