Yesterday, during her presentation in Congress to obtain the vote of confidence, the president of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermudez, announced that the country had achieved a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom. This agreement will allow 95% of Peruvian products exported to British territory to enter it without paying duties. "We will work with the Congress of the Republic to achieve the prompt ratification and entry into force of the trade agreement," she said.
At the end of 2019, Peru positioned itself as the second Latin American fruit supplier to the United Kingdom, behind Chile. According to a FreshFruit report, the UK was the destination for 62% of Peruvian orange exports and 19% of its grape shipments.
In 2020, according to the Foreign Trade Society (Comex Peru), avocado exports to the British market between January and September reached a value of 62 million dollars. In addition, Adex noted that this year's blueberry shipments to this destination amount to nearly $ 27,429,000. In 2019, the United Kingdom's blueberry imports achieved a historical record of 64 million dollars.
The president of the Ministerial Cabinet also said that they were working on the digital transformation of 100% of commercial promotion platforms and business conferences. In addition, the positioning of the Perú Marketplace Platform will be promoted nationally and internationally.