The General Directorate of Customs (DGA), through General Resolution 5054, set new reference prices for the export of eight beef cuts. Customs worked with representatives of the private sector and other national government agencies to move forward with the measure. According to them, this will strengthen foreign trade control tools to prevent tax evasion and abusive practices that affect foreign exchange earnings. At the end of May, the DGA denounced 19 meat packing plants that carried out fraudulent meat export operations. In addition to the measures taken, the Directorate General for Taxation initiated audits of the 150 largest meat packing plants in the country, where under-invoicing and/or non-declaration of operations were identified. China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, and Taiwan are the countries of destination for beef exports for which the new reference prices were established.