Argentina Interested in Venison Imports from Russia: Official

Argentina has expressed interest in the possibility of game meat deliveries from Russia, head of the Russian agricultural watchdog and chairman of the Russian-Argentine inter-governmental commission Sergey Dankvert said on Tuesday, according to TASS.

“Argentina expressed interest in importing game meat. This can include different types of produce, starting from reindeer meat,” Rosselkhoznadzor’s head told reporters after the commission’s session in Buenos Aires.

“It can start as small-scale deliveries, with a possibility for increase in the future,” he added.

Dankvert said that at the session, the sides discussed availability of Russian agricultural products for Argentina. “One company requested deliveries of rabbit meat because of good prices. There is also a request for lamb,” he noted.

Russian-Argentinian trade stood at around $1.1 billion in 2018, with 25 percent growth, but according to officials from the two countries, there is still potential for further growth.

In March, Russian and Argentinian trade representatives discussed projects to explore oil and gas fields in the South American state, along with infrastructure ones, like the plans to construct a railway to Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale deposit.