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· Argentina reaches deal at G20 to export cherries to China, with pork and honey negotiations in works
· Argentina, China to Sign New Beef Deal After G20 Summit
Argentina reaches deal at G20 to export cherries to China, with pork and honey negotiations in works
American cherries were among the agricultural products targeted by Beijing in the trade war, with China increasing tariffs on the fruit
China has become a key market for Argentine agricultural products, including fruit and meat
Jodi Xu Klein, South China Morning Post
02 December, 2018
Argentina has reached a trade agreement with China on cherry exports, another step in the South American country’s efforts to become what it calls “the world's supermarket”.
Details of the agreement, which will be signed on Sunday, were finalised in a meeting between President Mauricio Macri and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Friday, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, Argentina's agro-industry secretary, told the South China Morning Post on Saturday.
Argentina is also in the process of obtaining sanitary protocols to export honey and pork to China, Etchevehere said. The terms of those deals are under negotiation, he said.
China has become a key market for Argentine agricultural products, including fruit and meat. Earlier this year, the two countries signed an agreement that opened the Asian market to Argentine beef and lamb, concluding a multi-year negotiation.
Trade between the two countries reached US$16.8 billion across all sectors last year, according to EU figures...
... Etchevehere, who described the goal of making Argentina “the world’s supermarket”, said his country would like to expand its international trade. Last week, the United States agreed to end a nearly 17-year hiatus in the import of Argentine beef that began because of concerns about foot-and-mouth disease in Argentine cattle...
Argentina, China to Sign New Beef Deal After G20 Summit
The Cattle Site
03 December 2018
ARGENTINA - About 55 per cent of Argentina's beef exports are now destined for China, according to the Institute for Promotion of Argentine Beef, or IPCVA.
In the first eight months of 2018, Argentina shipped 114,000 tons of beef to China, exceeding last year's 100,000 tons, the group said.
It is anticipated that a new beef trade agreement between Argentina and China will be signed after the G20 Summit. The beef industry in the South American country anticipates more growth in the China market.
The IPCVA launched a promotional campaign in China in May, sending top chefs to major cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou to train other chefs how best to cook various cuts of beef.
The group also formed a partnership with the China Cuisine Association and launched a WeChat platform to educate the Chinese public about its beef products. The quality, tenderness, taste and juiciness of Argentine beef, as well as its competitive price, are major selling points.
According to an IPCVA report, there were many happy faces at the Argentine Beef Pavilion during the China International Import Expo in November in Shanghai. Thirteen Argentine companies joined forces for the display. Business agreements between Chinese and Argentine companies were signed at the event.
An agreement between major Argentine beef producer Compania Bernal SA and Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Group, calls for the purchase of $10 million worth of meat from Bernal in 2019.
"These unprecedented agreements, made within the framework of the IPCVA, guarantee not only the continuity of this market but also the growth of beef exports," said Ulises Forte, president of IPCVA, who was present at the signing.
"We left with very happy feelings," Mr Forte said. "We continue to increase exports and we are one of the few sectors that can offer good news.
"Now we need public policies that encourage production and productivity so that supply can grow at the same pace and satisfy international demand."
The beef export potential has prompted the creation of new businesses across Argentina...