Chilean fruits will be one of the products benefiting from this new agreement, which seeks to install the Chilean export offer within the Chinese ecommerce ecosystem.
Through two pavilions, one for the promotion of Chile and one for agro-industrial businesses, our country marks presence in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), a fair with which the Asian country seeks to demonstrate the world its economic opening, and takes place in Shanghai from November 5 to 10.
Chile is one of the 172 countries, regions and international organizations from the 5 continents invited to participate in the first version of the CIIE, which was inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Under the slogan: “A new era, let’s share the future”, the event attracted more than 400,000 buyers from China and abroad.
With its two pavilions, Chile seeks to continue increasing the presence in the Chinese market and capture a high percentage of the more than 30 trillion dollars in goods imports and 10 trillion in purchases of services that China plans for the next 15 years.
ASOEX was an important part of the national participation in the agro-food pavilion, where Frutis from Chile shared a platform with Wines of Chile, Chile Olive Oil, Avocado from Chile, and Chile Pork, together with about 20 associated companies.
The Chilean pavilion was inaugurated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuerto; the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Walker; the Ex President, Eduardo Frei, in his position as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Chile to China, the ambassador of Chile in China, Luis Schmidt, and the Director of ProChile, Jorge O’Ryan. The ceremony was attended by various representatives of the public and private sectors of Chile, including the President of ASOEX, Ronald Bown.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero, said at the inauguration: “It is an honor for Chile to participate in the first edition of the China International ImportExpo fair. Chile and China, despite the 19 thousand kilometers that separate us, are closer than ever. China is our main trading partner, the second destination of our non-copper and food exports, and this week we just completed Chile Week China in Beijing, to continue strengthening that relationship. We are honored and grateful to the Chinese Government for having invited us to this space.”