Meat & Livestock News

North American Meat Organisations Unite for Industry Advancement


  • The Canadian Meat Council, Consejo Mexicano de la Carne, and the North American Meat Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation in the meat industry.
  • Their collaboration focuses on enhancing trade, reducing regulatory hurdles, and sharing information across North America.
  • A joint statement of coordination was announced, highlighting efforts to combat foreign animal diseases, promote sustainability, and address non-tariff trade barriers.

In a significant move to bolster the meat industry’s growth and cooperation across North America, the Canadian Meat Council (CMC), Consejo Mexicano de la Carne (COMECARNE), and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have come together under a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Announced by NAMI, this agreement lays the groundwork for enhanced coordination and collaboration among these key industry players.

The MOU and a joint statement of coordination, unveiled during COMECARNE’s Annual Convention in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, mark a formal commitment to several critical objectives. These include facilitating trade, minimising regulatory barriers, and fostering an environment of open information exchange within the North American region.

Central to their agreement is a shared dedication to addressing pressing industry challenges. The organisations have pledged to work jointly on combating foreign animal diseases, advancing sustainability initiatives, and overcoming non-tariff trade barriers that hinder the sector’s growth.

Government officials overseeing agriculture and trade in Canada, Mexico, and the United States were briefed on these developments, underscoring the importance of public-private collaboration in achieving these goals.

The organisations have expressed a strong commitment to deepening partnerships and enhancing dialogue among industry stakeholders and government entities. This collaborative approach aims to yield benefits for communities, workers, and global food security at large.

Looking ahead, the CMC, COMECARNE, and NAMI plan to meet again this summer. This upcoming session will focus on reassessing their priorities and evaluating the progress made on their joint initiatives, ensuring that their collaborative efforts continue to drive positive change in the North American meat industry.