Uruguay has granted final approval for importing US fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products, including US fresh chicken, the USDA has announced.
Following several years of technical discussions, USDA representatives from APHIS and FSIS reached an agreement with Uruguay on the sanitary measures for US poultry products.
Access to Uruguay had been previously limited to US fresh and frozen turkey meat for a seasonal market and US cooked (processed) chicken meat.
US poultry exports to Uruguay were valued at 250,000 dollars in 2013 (up from 130,000 in 2012), with potential to expand further under this new agreement.
The agrerement is part of a trade off by which Uruguayan lamb and oranges are given access to the US market.