Exports were suspended in February due to export condition discrepancies.
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.