The President of the USA, Mr Donald J. Trump, has announced an agreement that will allow the export of US pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years. The agreement was reached after the meeting held last August 15th between the US Vice President, Mr Mike Pence, and the President of Argentina, Mr Mauricio Macri, during the visit of the Vice President to Buenos Aires.
Since 1992, Argentina has not allowed the imports of US pork alleging animal health problems. With this agreement, a potential market of USD10 million/year is opened to the US pig producers. The conditions of the agreement include the export of fresh, refrigerated and frozen pork, and pork products.
Argentinian food safety inspectors will visit the USA to verify, in situ, the meat inspection system. After the visit, the US pork exports will start, waiting for the solution of any pending technical problems.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017/ The White House/ USA.