"Great news! Argentina is again exporting beef to the United States, after 17 years of absence in that market", he wrote.
Argentina would have a 20,000 tonne limit on exports to the US, Bircher said. There would be no limit on beef imports from the US, which historically have struggled to compete locally with Argentine produce.
The trade deal is valued for Argentina at around US$150-180 million. It would also send a strong signal to other international markets of the quality of Argentine beef, given the strict criteria placed on food imports by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.