President Trump announced that the U.S. and Argentina have agreed to terms that will allow U.S. pork to enter the Argentine market for the first time since 1992. The United States is the world’s top pork exporter and this agreement opens up a potential $10 million per year market for U.S. pork producers.
Argentina blocked pork exports in 1992 for animal health concerns. The new agreement will make all fresh, chilled, and frozen pork and pork products eligible for export to Argentina. Argentine food safety officials will visit the U.S. and conduct on-site verification of the U.S. meat inspection system.
Written by Mitchell Liwanag