Ecuador, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates and Honduras have removed the temporary bans on pork imports coming from Mexico, according to Mexico's economy ministry. The four countries put the bans in place following the Type A H1N1 influenza outbreak in Mexico that began late last month.
 
Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Mexico's economy minister sent letters to his counterparts in the four nations, wanting clarification regarding the reasons for the pork import bans, pointing out that such action broke international treaties. The World Health Organization took an official position on such H1N1-related bans.
 
Mexico's ministry emphasized that it would persist with its efforts to make sure that no new unjust measures were imposed.