Argentina Retaliates Against Uruguay for Pulp Mill Expansion

30 Oct 2013 by Local Press Report

Argentina has made public its first retaliation against Uruguay over the Botnia/UPM pulp mill controversy and has banned Argentine exports from being trucked to Montevideo for shipment overseas. The resolution was published Tuesday in the Official Gazette and invokes maritime transport agreements in the framework of Mercosur. As of the signing of the resolution Argentine shipments to Uruguay arriving by land and to be loaded in vessels to other continents are banned. It is estimated that Argentine ports will benefit with an additional 100 million dollars a year, which will be lost by Montevideo and Nueva Palmira...

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