Mexico suspends egg import tariffs

Mexico is suspending tariffs on egg imports to counter a shortage and sudden price increase that has followed an outbreak of the bird flu virus.

Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari says farmers complain that the killing of 11 million birds to contain the flu outbreak has slowed their work in western Mexico, an important region in egg production.

Mr Ferrari said that the cost of a kilogram of eggs has more than doubled since the outbreak in July and hopes prices will soon drop.

He said Mexico is also increasing inspections of farms and stores because authorities have not found a justification for what he calls an "excessive increase" in prices.

The United States is among the countries that began exporting eggs to Mexico this week.

More in this Section

The latest trailer for Quantum Break looks stupidly realistic

Streetmap website fights on after losing court case over Google dominance

The best apps of the week

A Destiny sequel has been confirmed for 2017


You might also like

Today's Stories

Pressure on ECB as eurozone growth recedes

Regional entrepreneurs struggle in surge of startups

Unrest returns as Greece lurches back into recession

Cairn Homes inks €21.5m Dublin land deal

Lifestyle

What to watch on TV this week

Wine: Beautiful Beaujolais

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these simple but delicious recipes

The Menu: Shane Ryan and FEED provide food for the soul

More From The Irish Examiner