The Association of Exporters of Peru (ADEX) insists on the need to strengthen the commercial and productive collaboration ties with Brazil and give added value to the supply of Peruvian food that is exported to that country.
In a diplomatic meeting held between the two countries, it became clear that, even though Peru has an exportable supply of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries for about 620 million dollars, Brazil imports them from other destinations. Other products with export potential to Brazil are aguaje, maca, and camu camu, which the country still hopes to insert in that market.
"It is essential to expand and diversify the exportable supply (food and cosmetics) of the Peruvian jungle to include family farming, which is the pillar of agricultural sustainability for the export industry. We must improve the living conditions of a highly vulnerable population," stated the president of ADEX, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta.
ADEX will support efforts to accelerate the ratification of the Economic Complementation Agreement (ACE). No. 58, which deepens the economic and commercial ties with Mercosur members, to promote bilateral investment, services, public procurement under transparent conditions, and promoting the greater participation of small and medium-sized enterprises.
ACE 58 was signed by Peru with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, which make up Mercosur. It entered into force with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, on January 2, 2006, and with Paraguay on February 6 of the same year.
According to the CIEN-ADEX Global Economy and Business Research Center, there are 120 untapped opportunities in Brazil for 1.017 billion dollars, mainly from the agricultural-agro-industrial sector (US $371 million), which accounts for 36.5% of the total.