SAO PAULO – According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply in Brazil, 26 Brazilian meat plants have been authorized to export chicken products to Mexico. In August, trade officials from Mexico visited the plants to audit the facilities. Now, a total of 46 total plants in Brazil are licensed to export chicken to Mexico.

Between January and October 2018, Brazilian poultry exports to Mexico totaled $138 million, according to the Brazilian government.

Mexico produces 3.9 million tonnes of chicken a year and imports another 640,000 tonnes, or 13.4 percent, of its consumption. The United States, Brazil and Chile are Mexico’s primary chicken suppliers.