This week the International Symposium on Fireworks will be held in Puerto Vallarta, where the objective is to address issues related to safety, explained Miguel Zamora Nuño, president of the Union of Pyrotechnics of Jalisco.
As a representative of the country to visitors from 36 nations that will meet in Puerto Vallarta from May 6 to 10, Zamora Nuño explained that they seek to standardize criteria worldwide regarding the safety of manufacturing, transportation, and storage of Mexican pyrotechnics, and create an internal contingency plan to respond in a timely manner to an emergency.
The largest buyer of pyrotechnics in the world is the United States and the intention of Mexican producers is to meet the quality required by the US government, to be able to sell it, the leader of pyrotechnics in Jalisco added.
“The laws that regulate us do not allow us to use certain materials that we need to reach a commercial grade with the United States and that is why we initiated a regulatory reform, because 85% of the product we manufacture stays in Mexico and the pyrotechnicians want to show their products to Latin America and in the United States. ”
He added that the Mexican authorities have demonized the pyrotechnics and do not listen to the producers, but they do allow importing, especially pyrotechnic from China, which is more dangerous and represents about 40% of what is sold in Mexico.