Argentina intends to expand fresh beef exports to Asia; Japan and China having already approved import deals, Argentina’s agriculture minister said.
The Minister said in Tokyo that his country has signed a deal with the Japanese government, under which Tokyo will authorize imports of fresh beef from Argentina by late July. His country has also inked a beef export agreement with Beijing.
Before signing the deal with Tokyo, Argentina could only export heat-treated meat to Japan. After passing the Japanese government’s screening for foot-and-mouth disease, Argentina will now be able to export fresh beef and mutton produced in the southern region of Patagonia.