Panama: Meat from Argentina and Uruguay

The southern countries, which are known around the world for the excellence and full flavor of their beef, seek to enter the market.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Both countries are now complying with the necessary procedures at the Panamanian Authority of Food Safety (Aupsa).

The journalist Ana María Garzón writes in her article in "To import animal products, Aupsa requires that the country be eligible based on its sanitation conditions and that they have the necessary approvals, explained Humberto Bermúdez, the national director of Importing Standards."

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The country has the conditions to export meat to Europe at the same prices as Brazil, the world's largest producer.

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