Argentina exported kosher meat to Israel for U $ S 50 million in 5 months

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It is positioned as the second exporter of this product, behind Uruguay.

Following the agreement reached in January between both the governments of Argentina and Israel, which set the new deadline from March 35 to 85 days since the production, in just five months the country exported to Israel more than seven 7.5 million kilos of boneless beef , either refrigerated or frozen, for a total of U $ S 49.9 million, according to data from the Institute for the promotion of Argentine beef vaccine (IPCVA).

This was after a useful life study carried out by INTI, in its meat center, and negotiations that began in 2016, headed by the National Service of Health and food Quality (SENASA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Israel It considerably expanded the time limits for importation.

At the same time, one of the main changes is that the possibilities of sending boat productionincreased considerably, since before, within 35 days, it was very difficult to guarantee the useful life if it was not transported by plane, a much more expensive means.

The work carried out by specialists of the center-meats arose from the order of exporter. The useful life analysis completed at the Technological Institute resulted in 90 days, while the similar work carried out in Israel gave 85, a figure that finally proved definitive in the agreement.

“These new deadlines make it possible for Argentinian refrigerators to be able to export meat by sea, and thus reduce logistics costs. On the one hand, it allows to compete in prices with other offerers markets and, on the other, it opens new international markets that favor the Argentinean meat industry, said the director of the INTI-Carnes Center, Javier Echazarreta.

It was at the beginning of this year when the Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin, made the announcement about the new deadline, during the visit made by the vice president of the Nation, Gabriela Michetti. Argentina ranks second in volume of export of kosher meat to Israel, then Uruguay: recorded 23 percent of the 10,430 tonnes of chilled meat and 80,536 tons of frozen meat imported by Israel in 2017, which in turn represents Approximately 21000 tonnes exported.

Source: The Clarin

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