Argentina will allow U.S. pork to enter
Argentina has blocked imports of U.S. pork since 1992, citing animal health concerns. The agreement comes after Vice President of the US Mike Pence and Argentine President Mauricio Macri met in Buenos Aires on 15 August. The issue was first raised by Donald Trump with President Macri during a bilateral meeting at the White House on 27 April.
The White House announced that the United States and Argentina have agreed to terms that will allow U.S. pork to enter the Argentine market for the first time since 1992. Under the agreement, all fresh, chilled and frozen pork and pork products from U.S. animals will be eligible for export to Argentina. According to the US government, the United States is one of the top pork exporters in the world. This announcement could open up a potential $10 million-per-year market for pork producers from America.
Argentine food safety officials will visit the United States to conduct on-site verification of the U.S. meat inspection system, after which U.S. pork exports will resume pending resolution of any outstanding technical issues.