First Argentina Beef Imports Since 2001 Land In U.S.

Argentina's first shipment of beef to the U.S. since 2001 arrived March 1, 2019. ( . )

The first beef imported to the U.S. from Argentina in more than 17 years landed in Philadelphia on Friday, March 1, 2019. In November 2018, the U.S. lifted the ban on beef from Argentina that was imposed after a 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

This shipment of several tons of lean Argentine beef said to be used primarily for higher end cuts and hamburgers, originating from Buenos Aires, and was transported on the Hamburg Süd M/V Rio Barrow. Argentina will be allowed to export up to 22,000 tons a year to the United States, and U.S. producers can ship unlimited amounts of beef to Argentina.

Fernando Oris de Roa, the Argentine ambassador to the United States, greeted the shipment at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, at the Port of Philadelphia, which claims to be the largest port for imported beef in America.

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Submitted by Bob Jones on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 21:04

Uhmm, we are always being told that U.S. beef is meeting the need for higher end cuts and that is why we are supposedly importing lean beef. Why would we need to import the high end?

Submitted by Billy Chenhall Jr on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 07:39

Someone explain why we need to import beef from Argentina whilst we export beef to them ? It doesn’t make sense to me .

Submitted by Janie nimerichter on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:02

Why do we need to import beef when we have enough beef produced in the USA to feed our people. Cattle producers in the USA have to pay a check off fee and they also have regulations on medications and withdrawal time. Does the beef imported into the USA have to follow the same regulations? Also, why are we Importing milk when we have milk producers here in the USA that are having to quit because of all the importing of milk? Please explain why we cannot take care of our own ranchers and farmers in the USA first?

Submitted by Frank Fone on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 20:51

We import a little bit of beef from Argentina to make them believe they aee getting a good deal. Then, we export to them unlimited tons of 2nd class beef and the US goverment smiles covering their mouth like the emogi. Everybody is happy.