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The Embassy sponsors presentation at the Apiculture Expo Fair in Sarandi Grande

USDA-APHIS Agricultural Scientist Ricardo Romero speaks on the US honey market and requirements for shipping to the U.S.

May 20, 2004

 

USDA-APHIS Agricultural Scientist Ricardo Romero USDA-APHIS Agricultural Scientist Ricardo Romero gave a presentation May 14 on the US honey market and requirements for shipping to the US in the first Apiculture Expo held in Uruguay. The event was organized by the department of Florida.

Romero and Commercial Specialist Robert Gorter, both from the US Embassy attended the inauguration ceremony and met with Florida Mayor Andrés Arocena and Minister of Agriculture Martin Aguirrezabala. Later during the conference, Romero gave a speech on the US market for honey with information gathered from USDA (APHIS, AMS and FAS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Commerce, and the Department of State.

Approximately 500 people from the region (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay) attended the conferences, which were followed by a round-table discussion and questions from the audience on trade issues pertaining to honey. The audience expressed particular interest for the USDA National Organic Program, and also about the possibilities for exchange programs and other cooperative activities, such as the Embassy Science Fellow Program.

The complete presentation and other related information was distributed in a CDROM and will also be available on-line at www.expoapicola.com and www.sociedadapicola.org.uy.

Robert Gorter also contacted beekeepers to find out what equipment is needed and what U.S. companies can provide.

 

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