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Tello started over 50 years ago in Toledo, central Spain, when Eusebio Tello decided to open a small business to sell locally-produced pork.
Today, the company has grown into the Tello Group. It comprises:
- Spanish pig farmers
- butchers specialized in pig meat
- production plants for cooked or cured hams, pâtés and other pork products.
Tello sells throughout Spain, and exports its processed products and fresh and frozen meats to more than 40 countries.
The company's expansion has allowed it to double in size since 2012. In 2017 alone, it produced 49 million kilos of pig meat.
The company ensures traceability, quality and food safety along the supply chain by using electronic chips.
How the EU-Mexico trade agreement will help
The trade agreement between the EU and Mexico will scrap Mexico's current customs duties on European pork, which are as high as 20%. This means that Spanish and other European pig farmers will have better access to a market of over 125 million consumers and be able to offer their products at more competitive prices.
Thanks to the agreement, Mexico will also make it easier to allow imports of pork from slaughterhouses in each EU country.
They will not require that inspectors from Mexico first check, or audit, each and every one of those sites.
Instead, once Mexico has approved exports from an
EU country such as Spain, it will automatically approve all other similar sites in that country.
Facilities in other EU countries will enjoy ‘fast track’ approval, meaning the process of approving them should last a maximum of six months.
The new EU-Mexico trade agreement will remove Mexican customs duties on our high-quality pork products, making them much more competitive on the Mexican market.
Paulino Tello Cano,
CEO, Tello Group