The pork crisis in Argentina according to the perception of the new secretary of Bioeconomy

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Published Apr 14, 2024

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Argentina is actively working to bolster its pork sector and enhance trade relations with China, amidst challenges such as high production costs and low pork prices. Fernando Vilela, the new Secretary of Bioeconomy, remains optimistic, disputing claims of unfair competition from Brazilian pork imports and highlighting government efforts to encourage investment in pork production. Efforts include proposed legislation and seeking new export opportunities, like China's authorization for pork offal exports. The Foreign Minister's upcoming visit to China, along with other officials, aims to further these goals, focusing on trade discussions that include bovine and porcine offal, continuing a two-decade tradition of strengthening ties with China.
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Fernando Vilela, the new Secretary of Bioeconomy, does not perceive the pork crisis as producers experience it. They claim to be losing money lately because their costs are higher than their income (pork has dropped violently in price in recent months), but for the official the activity has “unbeatable” prospects. The producers also say that the import of pork from Brazil, favored by the government, is like a coup de grace and constitutes unfair competition, since the use of a growth promoter called Ractopamine is authorized in the neighboring country, which is not allowed here. It can be used. For the Secretary of State, however, it is not true that here this producer “is prohibited” but rather that it simply “has not been authorized,” which is not the same thing. They are, clearly, different ways of seeing things. Vilella was at the Expo-Suipacha and was interviewed by a journalist specialized in swine production Alejandro Troia. -How do you see the sector and what are the ...
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