Ukraine and Argentina are looking for options for cooperation in the agricultural sector.
This was told in an interview with Agravery.com by the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy for European Integration Olha Trofimtseva.
"Sometimes we are asked about Argentina. What are you looking there for as you are competitors? Indeed, they really compete for us on many issues, but there are also possible topics for cooperation," says Olha Trofimtseva.
As an example, she said that Argentines wanted to sell equipment for small farmers in Ukraine.
"But I, for example, immediately tell them - look, we have programs to support the production of their own agricultural equipment. So why do not you make your production here, at least some spare parts or a large-node assembly, then you will be more competitive in our market. Something we can still sell there. For example, Argentina is very fond of boiled condensed milk, " says Olha Trofimtseva.
According to her, Latin America is a continent with which Ukraine has not worked so far, and that is why it has not been in the priorities so far.
"Yes, there are Brazil, and Argentina, which are our competitors. But there is Mexico, which is the world's eighth importer of products. And near there is the USA, which is very difficult to compete with. In this case we are somewhere in the hands of Trump's policy with its trade protectionism. If it continues, then the Ukraine will be able to pull into the Mexican market, " emphasized the Deputy Minister for European Integration.