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Argentina Extends Export Ban on Popular Beef Cuts to Tame Local Prices

  • Measure comes after beef inflation accelerates again
  • Government prohibits exports of seven favorite beef cuts
A worker hangs cuts of beef at a butcher's shop in Buenos Aires.
A worker hangs cuts of beef at a butcher's shop in Buenos Aires.Photographer: Erica Canepa/Bloomberg

Argentina extended an export ban on seven beef cuts until the end of 2023, doubling down on its unconventional approach to taming meat prices for local consumers.  

The government also prohibited exporters from shipping full cattle carcasses and half carcasses, among other categories, for the next two years.