In his visit to a fair in Shanghai, the Secretary of Agribusiness of the Nation, Luis Miguel Etchevehere, said on Tuesday that China "gives clear signals of wanting to expand our exports." He also met with Chinese officials to advance sanitary protocols in areas such as meat, it is already the main market for the country, and soybean meal.
"China gives clear signals of wanting to expand our exports, we are friendly countries and we achieve a level of consensus that is reflected in the level of progress of the health protocols: one in 2015, none in 2016, three in 2017, and which is 2018, we have already signed four, "said the Etchevehere at the China International Import Expo (CIIE).
The secretary of Agribusiness, Etchevehere, in one of the activities of the tour of China, which this year signed four sanitary protocols with Argentina.
Etchevehere accompanied 33 companies (24 wineries and 9 companies of organic products, oils and legumes, among others) and there is a specific space of the Institute for the Promotion of Beef (Ipcva) with the presence of 14 companies in the meat sector and announced the opening of a national logistics hub in Shanghai in partnership with a Chinese company to become the center for storage and distribution of national products that will be marketed in that city and in the central zone of the country. country.
Subsequently, the national official met with the Vice Minister of Chinese Customs, Li Guo, with whom he outlined a work schedule that "sets priorities for the next meeting between the presidents of Argentina and China, at the meeting of G20 leaders" , indicated from Agroindustria.
Etchevehere said after the meeting that the need to "see China as an important and strategic trading partner, with which we must continue to strengthen our links and exchanges to consolidate as the world's supermarket."
"This type of meeting helps us to move forward strongly in the health protocols and in the bilateral agenda with the purpose of opening new markets, like standing equines, sheep and goats, pigs, cherries and honey, among other foods of great quality, "he added.
In addition, they talked the possibility of "creating a more agile system" for the approval of meat plants for export, in the rating of 20 soya flour plants, which "are being analyzed", in addition to managing the income of other products such as wheat, sorghum, pecan, and lemons.
"Argentina has the potential to continue increasing and diversifying its exports based on a shared agenda based on the complementarity of our economies and productive structures," concluded Etchevehere.