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Key Topic – Improved Pork Access to Chile, Peru

Chile – In March 2015, fresh/frozen pork was given improved access to Chile if the product is derived from hogs raised under the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) program, as certified under an AMS export verification (EV) program.

Previously, fresh/frozen pork destined for Chile had to test negative for trichinosis or be treated/frozen. This positive development gives exporters another option for certifying pork for the Chilean market. In addition to making the market more accessible for chilled pork, these regulatory changes can also reduce the time and cost involved in shipping frozen pork.

In April 2015, similar changes were implemented for U.S. pork destined for Peru.