This week, after 17 long years, Argentina sent its first shipment of lemons to the United States, just months after President Donald Trump authorized citrus imports from the country.
The first shipment was made up of 30 tons of lemons, and was sent from the province of Tucuman toward the port of Rosario from where it will continue on to the United States.
Argentina is reportedly the world’s largest producer and exporter of lemons, generating 1.5 million tons per year. Tucuman produces 84% of these, generating US$800 million in revenue per year.
“Today is a historic day, because it marks a before and after. Today, the 50,000 people that work in the lemon industry can renew their hopes for a better future,” Tucuman Gov. Juan Manzur said.