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Argentina: China wants beefsteak

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on July 8, 2011

by Jude Webber for Financial Times – Beyond Brics, July 7th, 2011.

China has given the green light to imports of Argentine beef – the latest in a string of Argentine agricultural products (corn, wine, biofuels and barley have also been approved) to be granted entry to giant Asian market.

As beyondbrics has reported, Argentina is looking to export both top-of-the-range beef and offal to China.

The agriculture ministry could not confirm how many exporters have been approved, but it says the minister, Julián Domínguez, will be travelling to China next month to seek new deals and to increase the number of approved exporters – which suggests it currently is not very high. Some media reports, like this one, suggest it could be 20.

No information was immediately available on the website of the General Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ)  (continue reading… )

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