Argentina pushes for mandarin entry in US
The governor of Argentina’s Entre Ríos province, Sergio Urribarri, met this week with the US sub-secretary of western affairs, Arturo Valenzuela, in order to urge access of the US market for Argentine mandarins, Argentine news site Unoentrerios.com reported.
According to the report Urribarri is pushing for a technical analysis of the Argentine’s fruit sweet citrus in order to ain access to the US market, a move which was granted to Uruguayan citrus this year.
“If necessary we will travel with the (Argentine) minister of agriculture to meet with the (US secretary of agriculture) as we did a year and a half ago. We are awaiting new developments,” Urribarri is quoted as saying.
Furthermore the report said that Urribarri emphasized the fact that Argentina has not ever taken restrictive trade measures against US products, and that the citrus prohibition should be backed by a technical analysis.
Argentine officials are looking to open up a program that would start with 500,000 cartons, the report added.