Morocco has signed an agreement with Argentina to import frozen cow semen.
Rabat – The Argentinian under-secretary of agricultural markets, Jesus Silveyra, has signed an agreement with Morocco’s National Office of Food Safety (ONSSA) to introduce frozen Argentinian cow semen to the Moroccan market.
Quoted by Argentina’s Mundo Agro, Minister of Agro-Industry Nation Luis Miguel Etchevehere emphasized “the importance of opening new markets in an increasingly demanding world of quality products, because it verifies the role of our country as a reliable provider of both food as innovation and agro-industrial development.”
The agreement was part of an official visit of a delegation from Buenos Aires to Morocco last week. Silveyra’s delegation was accompanied by Argentinian Ambassador to Morocco Maria Fernanda Canas.
According to Mundo Agro, the Argentinian officials “detected commercial opportunities for the sale of bag silo, corn gluten, burlanda, vitamin additives, sunflower expellers, chickpeas, lentils, whole white hake, prawns, and beef tallow.”
The Argentinian delegation also agreed to exchange information with Moroccan agricultural markets under a Memorandum of Understanding.
Morocco has opened its market to international agriculture products, including US beef and poultry. Earlier this month, the US Trade Representative (USTR) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Moroccan government approved the entry of US beef into the Moroccan market.
“New access to the Moroccan market for beef and beef products is an important step in ensuring that American farmers and ranchers can continue to expand their exports of U.S. agricultural products,” said Robert Lighthizer, the USTR.
On December 12, Kyiv Post reported that Morocco also agreed to open its market to Ukrainian poultry products, including eggs.
“The State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection of Ukraine and the competent authority of the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to a veterinary certificate for the export of meat and poultry products from Ukraine to Morocco,” the outlet reported.