Asoex represents 96 percent of fresh fruit exported from Chile

The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG, ASOEX, celebrates its 80 years of existence with an activity involving high national and regional authorities, trade associations of workers, peasants and business, diplomatic representatives of friendly countries, and institutions of the United Nations.

Partners and staff of ASOEX, producers, exporters, as well as product and service providers, consultants, researchers and media, will attend the event.
"We will celebrate with the entire industry, as well as with the authorities and other organizations linked to the sector in the past 80 years as an Association. It has been a period in which we've had our challenges, but we have known how to address them in a timely manner via a strong public-private action. ASOEX was founded in 1935 with the goal of acting as a representative with the authorities to coordinate the process of exporting our fruits. Today, we represent 96 percent of the fresh fruit exported by our country, and 57.1 percent of Chile's fruit plantations," said Ronald Bown, president of ASOEX.

Bown added that the industry currently exports more than 2.6 million tons of fresh fruits to a wide range of destinations, such as the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Far East.

The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG (ASOEX) is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1935 and that has more than 350 producers-exporters of fresh fruit associated in its various programs. ASOEX is certified by the Quality Assurance ISO 9001 version 2008 and certified in Good Manufacturing Practices in the three phytosanitary inspection sites it administers, corresponding to the Cooperative Tripartite SAG-USDA / APHIS-ASOEX Management Program.

ASOEX has led an important processes to benefit the sector such as: the Permanent Fruit Table for Social and Labor Dialogue, the Season Fruit Workers' Statute, the Sustainability Guide, the Manual of Good Agricultural Practice, the Manual of Good Labor Practices, and ChileGAP. ASOEX also participates in doing actions to open markets, establish programs and phytosanitary agreements, campaigns promoting Chilean fruit on four continents, the creation and dissemination of the sector brand "Chilean Fruits" as well as breeding fruit programs. In addition, ASOEX established the Guacolda Award to recognize the contribution of women to the union, and the sector's technical and professional activity.

It's worth noting that many of these actions have been carried out with related parties such as the Fruit Development Foundation (FDF), the Fruit Technology Consortium SA, and OTIC Agrocap. Additionally, ASOEX has the Center for Evaluation and Certification of Occupational Skills and the CORFO Development Agency.

Source: SimFRUIT

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