Argentina’s Minister for Agriculture confirmed yesterday (20 January) that the European Union will lift its restrictions on animal product exports from the north of the South American country.
According to an official statement, Ricardo Buryaile laid out the results of his recent visit to Berlin, where he attended the International Green Week.
The announcement said that European Union authorities have confirmed that restrictions on the export of Argentinian animal products can be lifted, with the bloc pledging to do so “within the course of the first half of the year”.
Buryaile also added that an end to restrictions that were imposed in 2003 on account of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) would “have a big impact at a local level”.
Therefore, livestock producers in the northern provinces of Salta, Formosa, Chaco and Corrientes will now be able to resume exports, once they have complied with certain technical procedures.
The minister concluded by saying that European Union officials with carry out a “technical visit” next year.