Iberian Ham Exportation prohibited by Argentina's Goverment
Surprising news from Argentina were accompanying us all last week. Topics like "Argentina's prohibitions: Iberian Ham" were the most leading by journalists, generating many comments are treated as a reprisal for the recent actions of Repsol, which are in turn retaliation for the actions of the Argentine government over the nationalization of YPF.
From a sector company like us, we want to make clear our point of view and how it affects us: Iberian Ham is one of the most important products of our gastronomy and the brake for export to Argentina is basically a media's fight. This is a move that has shocked and infected for all media (TV, Radio, Internet, Social Media), and yet, Iberian ham exports to Argentina are a very low percentage compared with the exportation to the emerging China or Europe. Therefore, there is not going to mean big losses for the sector. For Juan Pedro Domecq is a shame not to have had the opportunity to bring our product to the Argentines, since we are expanding and we have just arrived to some South American countries. So for us, this reflects that we have not nor will we suffer loss by this Argentina's goverment measure because we are not even there, although we believe is a country that has a large potential market share.
It is therefore, a measure of anecdotal and not a catastrophe for the industry as many would have us think. However, from Juan Pedro Domecq, we are particularly very sorry not to share this delicatessen with Argentina so I urge you to visit other nearby countries or come directly to Spain to taste it "in situ".