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Argentina reaches deal at G20 to export cherries to China, with pork and honey negotiations in works.

Argentina has reached a trade agreement with China on cherry exports, another step in the South American country’s efforts to become what it calls “the world’s supermarket”.

Argentina was also in the process of obtaining sanitary protocols to export honey and pork to China, Etchevehere said. The terms of those deals were under negotiation, he said.

China has become a key market for Argentine agricultural products, including fruit and meat. Earlier this year, the two countries signed an agreement that opened the Asian market to Argentine beef and lamb, concluding a multi-year negotiation.

Trade between the two countries reached US$16.8 billion across all sectors last year, according to European Union figures.

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Author Us Correspondent  Jodi Xu Klein scmp.com
Photo Dickson Lee

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