Argentina Beef begins exports to Japan

Since Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a great deal of interest in trading with Argentina. In November 2016, Abe visited Buenos Aires; the two leaders released a joint press statement, in which they agreed to pick up the pace of negotiations for bilateral trade and investment plans between the two countries.

“We agreed to promote trade and investment between the two countries,” Abe stated in a press conference during his visit. “It is very useful (for Argentina) to build strategic ties (with Japan),” Macri added.

Trade negotiations between the two countries included, for the first time ever, Argentine exports of beef to Japan after Macri and Abe signed an agreement that ensured the free trade of meat between the two countries in May. This deal opened up a significant market for Argentine beef exporters, as in 2017 alone Japan imported US $3.1 billion worth of beef from a number of different country

Source : Global Meat News.