Argentina-China agribusiness cooperation

Added On August 7, 2019

The 2019 Rural Expo in Buenos Aires wrapped up on Sunday.
A special conference was held at the expo featuring both China's Ambassador to Argentina Zou Xiaoli and Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Luis Miguel Etchevehere.
LIUS MIGUEL ETCHEVEHERE, Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries
"Over the past one and a half years, nine sanitary protocols have been signed that give the Chinese market access to very important products from Argentina, such as frozen meat, cherries, blueberries, cattle semen and embryos, honey, and pork, which we are seeing that, as they arrive, they are being very well received by Chinese consumers."
China is the top destination for Argentina's meat products.
According to official data, beef exports saw a 110 percent increase valued at 883 million U.S. dollars in 2018.
Argentina's Ambassador to China Diego Guelar said the conditions are there for the strategic partnership between the two countries to transform and multiply over the next few years, especially at this year's China International Import Expo.
"Participation will grow. We had about 60 companies participating the expo last year, and we believe there will be many more this year. I think there is a new understanding among Argentinean producers and exporters of the possibilities of developing in the Chinese market, and I am sure that it will multiply in the coming years."