Argentina authorizes imports of pork meat from Canada

The Canadian ministers for Trade and for Agriculture announced that the Government of Argentina has reauthorized the importation of Canadian pork.

Canadian exports of pork meat to Argentina were stopped in 2002 as the Canadian product was found to not meet certain Argentinian criteria, due in part to the addition of some growth promotant to feed.

The restored access will provide new opportunities to Canadian pork exporters in the important and emerging Argentinian market, with industry estimating an export value of up to $16 million annually.

“CPI is very pleased with this announcement. The Argentinian market represents a solid opportunity to further develop and diversify Canadian pork exports in South America,” said Neil Ketilson, Chair of the Board of Directors, Canada Pork International.

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