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Peru to intensify promotion of non-traditional exports in the UK

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

00:00 | Lima, Mar. 7.

Peru will strengthen its efforts to promote non-traditional exports at its London-based Trade Office (Ocex) in view of the United Kingdom's impending exit from the European Union, PromPeru Exports Director Luis Torres has expressed.

Brexit is scheduled to officially take place on March 29, 2019, after a referendum that confirmed the UK's exit from such bloc.

Torres said the negotiations between Peru and the UK in order to reach a Free Trade Agreement "are on the right track," and further details will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

"We are working on major tasks for 2019 with our Trade Office in London. The aim is to strengthen sectors like agro-exports, fishery, apparel, gastronomy, and tourism," he told Andina news agency.

Torres' statements were made after participating at the forum "Trade Opportunities with the European Union: Sixth Year of Validity of the FTA" along with commercial attachés of EU member countries in Peru. 

For his part, EU Ambassador to Peru Diego Mellado noted the importance of further promoting Peru's non-traditional exports underpinned by organic agriculture and value-added products.

Likewise, Belgium's commercial attaché in Peru, Peter Embo, emphasized that consumers in his country appreciate Peruvian coffee and cacao.

On the other hand, the head of the German-Peruvian Chamber of Commerce, Antje Wandelt, indicated that German consumers prefer small packages, good quality, and detailed information about the product.

For his part, Italian-Peruvian Chamber of Commerce Business Manager Andrea Paiva emphasized that Italians are more and more willing to spend more money on quality food products and clothing.

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Published: 3/7/2019
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