In a significant development, the United States is set to resume importing beef from Paraguay after a hiatus lasting a quarter of a century. This eagerly awaited decision was announced by the U.S. embassy in Paraguay on Thursday, following an extensive regulatory review process.
President Santiago Pena hailed this milestone as a momentous occasion, emphasizing its historical significance. He shared his thoughts on social media platform X, highlighting the lengthy audits and the enduring 25-year wait that preceded this remarkable turn of events.
In an official statement, the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay detailed that the new regulations will grant Paraguay access to the American beef market, joining a select group of 18 countries permitted to export beef products to the United States. This momentous development is slated to take effect on December 14. The embassy underscored that this decision reflects the recognition of Paraguayan beef's high quality and the robust food safety and animal health systems that Paraguay has in place.
Furthermore, the move underscores the United States' unwavering commitment to fostering mutually beneficial and inclusive economic opportunities for both nations. This initiative represents a significant stride in strengthening international trade ties and promoting economic cooperation.
The reopening of the U.S. market to Paraguayan beef marks a pivotal moment in bilateral trade relations, offering the promise of growth and prosperity for both nations.