Argentina Opens Borders to U.S. Pork


The U.S. and Argentina have finalized an export certificate allowing the American pork industry to ship products to the South American country. The National Pork Producers strongly supported and gave extensive input into the move.

NPPC President Jim Heimerl says Argentina has tremendous potential for U.S. pork exports. “This is great news for American pork producers,” he says. Argentina has a population of more than 44 million and a per capita income of over $17,000 a year, which is higher than Mexico’s. That makes Argentina an attractive market for U.S. pork.

The new opening in the Argentinian market represents the first time in 25 years that U.S. pork will be allowed into the country, which has the potential to be a $10 million-a-year market.