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Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

A container with bottles of tequila being exported from Mexico to China, parked outside the building of the Tequila Regulatory Council, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on 30 August, 2013. Mexico is exporting to China, for the first time, 100 percent traditional and pure tequila, thanks to a modification on the Chinese regulations and to a new trade agreement between both countries. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila to China in hopes of turning the Asian nation into the biggest market for the alcoholic beverage after the U.S.

The shipment of more than 70,000 bottles contains nearly 14,000 gallons of 100 percent blue agave tequila, considered the best quality.

A Friday ceremony in Guadalajara marked the departure of the $412,000 shipment for the Pacific port of Manzanillo. Mexico says the shipment will arrive in China in 25 to 35 days.

Chinese President Xi Jinping in June lifted the previous import ban on Mexico’s 100 percent blue agave tequila. The methanol content was considered too high until Chinese authorities had a change of opinion after visiting with President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico.

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Tags: Agave , Agave Tequila , China , Mexico , Tequila , Trade

  • warillaman

    Expect a chinks tequila in your shelf, this is my fav drink, now I have to check where it is coming from, greedy mexican companies should be wary of this chinks or else you will end up with no jobs at all in Mexico once it is copied, they fall on the same trap as all the other greedy companies, a promise of a huge market in chinksland, never knowing only commie masters buys this drink and slave retard chinks are only allowed once ordered by their masters.

  • danyaleQuinto

    Once the tequila shipment arrives PROC shores, expect that chinese businessmen will engage in illegal poaching from its neighbouring countries to collect agave plants for its priced sap, a main base ingredient for the production of tequila….arrriba mejico ^_^

  • PinoyNYC10128

    Hopefully …. MEXICO patented their BEST TEQUILA formula before shipping those to China …. OTHERWISE CHINA WILL STEAL, COPY THE COMPONENTS…. Chinese are notorious for stealing intellectual properties …..

    OTHERWISE ….. ADIOS TO THE BEST MEXICAN TEQUILA and their economy as well ! ……

    • danyaleQuinto

      Yep….and sooner or later, China will one day, become the biggest exporter of Tequila to the world….adios Mejico…^_^

  • Billy Reyes

    Very good for Mexican economy, huge market

  • Mark

    Goodbye liver!

  • disqus_CudSy1ZeHQ

    Stupid chinise….

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    If this Tequila goes well with turtle meat, we’ll be seeing a lot of those poaching Chinese hombres, their heads covered by huge Mexican hats, lolling around our islands in the West Phil. sea decimating our entire turtle population while sipping this liquor.

    Unless this Tequila has such strength to make them drunk enough to think they can walk all the way to China, we may be collecting turtle shells in the years to come. Mexico should stop these shipments or we should sink those ships.

  • pepito gwaps

    send tonnes of “lambanog” to PRC and later on there will be a revolt …

    • Billy Reyes

      Foreigners hate lambanog its only for Filipino taste

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