Tremendous Opportunity for Paraguayan Beef with Bone in Israeli Market: Potential Boost for Ovine Sector

In a groundbreaking development, the designated ambassador to Israel, Alejandro Rubín, has lauded the significant opening of the Israeli market to Paraguayan beef with bones, describing it as nothing short of ‘spectacular.’ This announcement not only marks a major milestone for the meat industry but also holds immense potential for the ovine sector.

Spectacular News for Paraguayan Beef
Rubín, in an interview on the ‘Arriba Hoy’ program broadcasted by GEN channel and Universo 970 AM/Nación Media, emphasized the positive impact of this news on the meat sector. He sees it as a validation of the commendable efforts by both the private sector and Senacsa. The approval to export bone-in beef to Israel is not only a triumph for the beef industry but also opens doors for the ovine market, as ovine meat typically includes bones.

Implications of Access to the Israeli Market
Highlighting the complexity of the process, Rubín shed light on the meticulous kosher certification required for entering the Israeli market. ‘Kosher,’ a Hebrew word meaning ‘fit’ or ‘proper,’ involves adhering to Jewish dietary laws based on the Hebrew Bible. The certification process entails inspectors from Israel overseeing the entire slaughtering process to ensure compliance with these dietary requirements.

Challenges and Opportunities
Addressing the timeline for the first shipments of bone-in cuts, Rubín explained that the process involves collaboration with private entities. Israeli buyers dispatch their own supervisors for the kosher ritual, making negotiations more time-consuming. Despite the challenges, Rubín remains optimistic about the continued favorable prices, as Israel stands out as one of the highest-paying markets for Paraguayan beef. He reiterated the untapped potential for the ovine sector, emphasizing the need for diplomatic and private sector efforts to capitalize on this opportunity.

Economic Boost Anticipated
Assuming office in February, Rubín anticipates a strengthened trade relationship, historically favorable for Paraguay. The inclusion of bone-in beef further enhances this economic partnership, presenting a new avenue for growth in the already thriving meat export industry.

In conclusion, this development not only signifies a remarkable achievement for Paraguayan beef exporters but also sets the stage for strategic collaborations and economic gains in the burgeoning ovine sector. As Rubín prepares to take on his role as ambassador, the prospect of a reinforced commercial exchange adds a positive dimension to Paraguay’s economic landscape, with the entry of bone-in beef marking a pivotal advancement.»