On Nov. 1, Jorge Dillon, president of Argentina’s National Health Service and Food Quality Organization (SENASA), along with Sergey Dankvert, chief of Russia’s Veterinary and Phytosanitary Federal Service, signed a trade agreement to resume shipments of soybean meal and flour.
SENASA said its 2015 exports of flour and soybean meal to Russia were approximately 85,000 tonnes. Argentina’s total 2016-17 soybean exports are forecast to be 9.5 million tonnes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said in an Oct. 4 report.
The new agreement also allows Argentina to export to members of the Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
SENASA will certify each shipment and keep records to make sure all products are shipped properly.