China will open its market to Argentina’s chilled meat and meat with bone

The article confirms that China will open its market to Argentina’s chilled meat and meat with bone before the end of 2017. So far, China only imports frozen meats from Argentina. The minister of agribusiness in Argentina shared the news during the commercial mission chaired by the secretary of agribusiness of Argentina, the ambassador Diego Guelar, and the vice president of the Chinese General Administration of Quality and Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), Lu Yuanping, the third week of August 2017 in Beijing. They agreed that in the near future China will include chilled and bone meet in their imports from Argentina. For this purpose, Chinese inspectors will come to Argentina’s refrigeration plants, including beef cattle and poultry. Ambassador Guelar estimates that the new cuts will arrive in China within three months, and will be available in every supermarket.

Finally, the article shows the numbers of meat exports, which positions China as the main buyer of Argentinean meat. Between January and June of 2016 China represented the 50% of the total of Argentinean beef exports.

The minister of agribusiness also points out that there is a great progress negotiating the Chinese openness of products like dried peas, honey, blueberries, cherries and ovine meat.

Source: El Cronista newspaper

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