China accepts beef and poultry from Argentina

CHINA - Argentine beef and poultry have gained access to China's market following the certification of several plants by Chinese sanitary authorities.
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China accepts beef and poultry from Argentina - CHINA - Argentine beef and poultry have gained access to China's market following the certification of several plants by Chinese sanitary authorities.

China's annual per capita beef consumption is currently three kilograms.

Argentina, the world's third largest beef exporter, shipped 221,000 tonnes of beef worth US$488 million from January to May 2005, a 41 percent and 38 percent year-on-year increase in volume and value respectively. Argentine beef exports totalled half a million tonnes worth about US$1 billion in 2004.

China has become Argentina's fifth important trade partner.

Source: eFeedLink - 14th July 2005

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