The shipping route to Asia 


How much time is required to ship Mexican pork from Mexico to Asia? You might think that it would require a longer time compared to shipping from the United States or Canada. In fact, shipping can be done in around the same amount of time or even less compared to shipping from the mid-western United States.

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From the state of Sonora, shipping can be made via Long Beach on the west coast of the United States to the ports in Asia in about 18 to 20 days. It requires about three weeks from the plants to customs clearance, and the freshness of Mexican pork can be maintained at the same level as or even better than that of other North American products. For frozen products, most of the shipping is made from Mexican ports (due to low cost), via Ensenada or Manzanillo, in 20 to 23 days, and similarly requiring about one month from the plants to customs clearance.

From Yucatan and Sinaloa, as the consignment is mostly frozen products, land transport is used get to the ports of Manzanillo, or sometimes to Lazaro Cardenas and Mazatlan, then shipped via the respective ports. Twenty to twenty-three days are required on average for shipping, and from the plant to customs clearance, about one month is required.
From Jalisco, land transport is used to get to the port of Manzanillo, and sometimes Colima, and takes around 20 to 23 days to get to  the destination. 

This, however, will provide enough time for making purchases based on demand.


The number of days from order placement to delivery will vary depending on each company's transportation routes and pork state (frozen/chilled). Please contact directly MPEA member for more information.

Exports of Mexican Pork 


Exports of Mexican pork have increased during the last few years. In 2013, Mexican pork exports were around 87,000 tons, 17% more than in 2012. Exports have been diversified to countries as Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore, besides Japan, South Korea and the U.S. This is proof that the appeal of Mexican pork is gradually taking hold in the markets.