The National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) continues with its actions to promote bilateral relations and promote the exchange of agri-food products with international markets.
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In this context, the vice president of Senasa, Rodolfo Acerbi, received at the headquarters, located in CABA, the head of the health service of the Netherlands, Hendrik –Jan Roest and the agricultural counselor of the Embassy of the European country in Argentina, Inge Horstmeier and team, with whom he discussed the scope of bilateral trade and the possibility of expanding it, in addition to mutual technical cooperation on issues of animal health and food safety.
At the meeting, Acerbi was accompanied by the national director of Animal Health, Ximena Melón; the director of Animal Foreign Trade, Laura Giménez; the director of Products of Animal Origin, Gabriel Pedretti and the general coordinator of International Relations, Miguel Donatelli, along with professionals from these areas.
During the pleasant meeting, the Senasa authorities explained the excellent sanitary condition in Argentina regarding foot-and-mouth disease and both delegations exchanged information on the care and situation of avian influenza in their territories and the preventions adopted against swine diseases.
Previously, and accompanied by Senasa authorities, the Dutch delegation toured the facilities of two meat processing plants that export beef to the European Union.
Argentina exports peanuts (blanched and broken grains), brown rice, lemon, soy flour, soy beans, white rice, orange, and pear to the Netherlands.
Also, to a lesser extent, prawns, cuts of beef, poultry products and fish, among other products, are sent.
In this way, Senasa works to strengthen commercial links with different countries in order to maintain and expand the export markets for the agri-food produced by Argentina. ■