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China Issues New Licences for Uruguayan Beef

21 March 2012

CHINA and URUGUAY - China has approved new licences for Uruguayan beef exports, said the Ururguyan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MCAP), Tabaré Aguerre.

"We received confirmation that the licenses requested were granted," Mr Aguerre told TheObserver.

The Minister stated that the Chinese market has been growing for Uruguay and currently represents 15 per cent of total exports of the meat sector but license approval had been slow.

In 2011, meat placements to China reached $112 million. China is also an important market as it takes 50 per cent of Uruguay's offal production. It is difficult to find alternative markets for this product.

This year, Uruguay will face more than five audits from different countries as prospective buyers. This will, therefore, require a lot of work from the Animal Health and Livestock Services to support these audits.

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