Argentina announced that it agreed to export its first pork to Uruguay

Published May 17, 2024

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Argentina has started exporting pork to Uruguay, initially shipping chilled pitted pulp at a value of $2,500 per ton. This move comes as Uruguay's imports from Brazil, its main supplier, are affected by floods. The deal was negotiated by Argentina's Secretary of Bioeconomy, Fernando Vilella, and Uruguay's Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Fernando Mattos. Three refrigerators have been authorized for exports from Argentina, with potential for more to be added. The Argentine government highlights the genetic quality of its pork and expects it to be well-received in the Uruguayan market.
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Cynara García Rodríguez In the last few hours, Argentina announced that it had agreed to its first export of pork to Uruguay. According to the announcement, it will ship chilled pitted pulp for the first time at a value of $2,500 per ton. In 2023, Uruguay imported 49,000 tons of pork, of which 96% was supplied by Brazil, but imports from that country are now affected by floods in the south of Brazilian territory. The Argentine Government reported that the opening of the Uruguayan market is the result of negotiations carried out by the Secretary of Bioeconomy of Argentina, Fernando Vilella, with the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay, Fernando Mattos. Initially, there will be three refrigerators authorized to export. However, those refrigerators that are considered suitable for export may be added, complying with the requirements of the Uruguayan health service. The Bioeconomy Secretariat stated in a statement that “Argentine pork ...
Source: Agromeat
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