Key Topic – Argentina Beef Access
APHIS also announced that it is adding two other regions of Argentina to the list of regions it considers free of FMD.
On June 29, APHIS published the final rule in this proceeding, which took effect Sept. 1, 2015. More details are available online.
On July 24, 2015, a WTO dispute settlement panel ruled that the United States’ FMD-related restrictions on imports of chilled/frozen beef from Argentina are overly restrictive and that the U.S. failed to meet Argentina’s request to open the market in a timely manner. The panel also found that the prohibition on chilled/frozen imports from Argentina is inconsistent with the manner in which the United States has treated imports from other regions in South America.