The president and the general manager of ASOEX, Ronald Bown Fernandez and Miguel Canala-Echeverria Vergara, met with the Japanese ambassador, Kazuhisa Shibuya. In the meeting, they analyzed the situation of Chilean exports to Japan and the start of negotiations for the entry of Chilean apples to that market.
“We are very pleased with the invitation of the Ambassador of Japan. We were able to discuss issues of interest to our fruit exports with him and analyze the start of negotiations for the entry of our fresh apples to the Japanese market. Japan is a relevant market in Asia where we can continue to expand and diversify our shipments, in part due to our country's incorporation into the CTPP11,” Bown stated.
Chile has sent 31,366 tons of fresh fruits to the Japanese market in the 2020-2021 season. The main species exported have been lemons, table grapes, kiwis, blueberries, cherries, mandarins, pomegranates, gooseberries, baby kiwis, custard apples, clementines, and avocados.