A high level agricultural Chilean delegation is arriving on Monday in India to talk about the new strategic guidelines of the Ministry of Agriculture of the South American country.
According to diplomatic sources “the agenda of the Chilean delegation includes a visit to the Institute of Agricultural Research and a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture with the objective of discussing the access and opening of the markets to the products of Chile in India and vice-versa, as well as the cooperation and the possibilities of joint work in the agricultural field.”
“India represents a strategic market for the growth and diversification of Chilean exports in the world. For this reason, the Chilean authorities and exporters carry out strong efforts and a permanent work rapprochement and promotion towards the Indian market,” said the diplomat.
In September, the office of ProChile in India, the Chilean Fresh Fruits Association undertook a tour in India, seeking to position themselves as suppliers of quality fresh fruits from Chile, the world’s largest exporter of grapes, blueberries and plums.
According to financialexpress.com¸ Chile currently exports apples, kiwis, grapes, pears, plums and cherries to India, among others. In the 2016-2017 more than 29,000 tons of fresh Chilean fruit were sent to India, out of which 82.1% were apples.