In September 2017, during the III Binational Cabinet Peru - Bolivia, the ministers of Agriculture of both countries announced the sanitary requirements to allow the export of Peruvian pork to Bolivia. After that, the Peruvian companies Supemsa and Corporación Rico received authorization from Senasag, the Bolivian health authority.
However, since then until today, Peruvian companies have not been able to send a kilo of pork to the neighboring country. According to Ana Maria Trelles, general manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers (Asoporci), the country imposed new sanitary requirements which have not yet been communicated to Peruvian companies.
“With an annual production of 220,000 tons of pork, the Peruvian pig-raising sector is in a position to initiate shipments abroad of 10,000 tons per year, equivalent to $22 million US dollars”, Gestión explained.
In 2017, the Bolivian health authorities issued the permit after visiting and inspecting the farms and factories of Peruvian companies. The permit granted expires in September of this year and the product has not yet reached the Bolivian market.
"We hope that reciprocal measures are issued and that the income of large quantities of beef and products like hamburgers that enter Peru from Bolivia is not allowed”, Trelles told Gestión.