ANNOUNCEMENT 16 May 2013In May 2013, the government of Mexico announced an altered import quota.
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Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, May 16, 2013: http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5299148&fecha=16/05/2013
Reuters, May 15, 2013, 'Mexico opens chicken import quota after inflation spike': http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/mexico-imports-idUSL2N0DW29F20130515
On May 16, 2013, the Mexican Ministry of the Economy gazetted a regulation that established a 300,000-tonne quota for chicken to be imported free of duties, until December 31, 2013. According to a ministry official, the measure was intended to spur imports from countries other than the USA and Canada (which are not affected as NAFTA members), such as Brazil.