Mexican Ministry Blocks The Entry of P.R.E.’s
ANCCE PRESENTS THE MINISTRY WITH MEASURES OFFERING SUFFICIENT GUARANTEES FOR MEXICAN AUTHORITIES TO RE-OPEN ITS BORDERS
The goal is to guarantee the identity of the horses to avoid incidences during exports
Since the General Under-Secretary for Health and Border Control at Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment informed that the health and welfare authorities at SAGARPA (Secretary of Agriculture, Breeding, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food) in Mexico had established precautionary measures which was to prohibit imported equines, whether originating in Spain or from Spain, ANCCE urgently presented the Ministry of Agriculture with a study that contemplates a number of measures. These measures seek to offer maximum guarantees for the authorities in Mexico to recuperate their confidence in Spain and to re-open the market as quickly as possible.
ANCCE, as the organization handling the PRE Stud Book, has carried out this proposal. A meeting was held with Valentín Almansa de Lara, the Director General for Health and Welfare of Agricultural Production. He was presented with each of the measures and offered maximum guarantees for the safety and security of future exports.
Until these measures have been discussed with SAGARPA, they will not be made public. As soon as the Ministry provides the guidelines to be followed, all details will be announced. For now, we can only say that the final goal is to guarantee the identity of horses being exported. With this, we hope to avoid the incident at hand. Borders were closed due to fraudulent practices on behalf of a number of exporters during the certification process.
Moreover, ANCCE has offered the Ministry the possibility of providing an export service for breeders, controlled throughout the entire process to provide maximum guarantees.
Currently, the measures are being analyzed by the corresponding General Directorate. We continue to work with them and are in constant contact throughout the month of August.
ANCCE would like to state that it rejects the fraudulent practices of any type by these operators. We are committed to making the names of the guilty parties known publicly, once they have been judged, sentenced and formally punished. For now, the only information that can be shared is that the firm EquiflyWorld is one of the parties behind the problem. Other operators who are currently being investigated.
We will keep you informed as these events move forward.