U.S. Pork Returns to Argentina After More Than 20 Years

July 31, 2018

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U.S. Pork Returns to Argentina After More Than 20 Years
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks at the event Monday. Image courtesy of USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held an event on Monday to celebrate a new trade development allowing U.S. pork firms to export their products to Argentina for the first time in more than two decades, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in a press release. 

“The U.S. is the world’s third largest pork producer and a top exporter,” said Secretary Purdue, who marked the occasion by slicing a 10-lb honey baked ham. “This new market is a big victory for American farmers and ranchers. I am confident that once the people of Argentina get a taste of American pork products, they will only want more.”

The federal agency said that the renewed relationship stems from Vice President Mike Pence’s recent visit to Argentina. USDA and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative technical staff worked with Argentinian officials.

“This is a great day for our agriculture community and an example of how the Trump administration is committed to supporting our producers by opening new markets for their products,” Secretary Perdue said. 

A joint agreement expanding trade of agricultural goods between the U.S. and Argentina was signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Argentinian President Mauricio Marci in April 2017.

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