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Peru: United Kingdom, Adex to support regional exports

14:02 | Lima, May. 13.

United Kingdom Ambassador based in Lima Kate Harrisson expressed her agreement with the Peruvian Exporters Association's (Adex) goals aimed at turning exports into an instrument to develop the Inca country's interior regions. She also promised to join forces and undertake efforts in order to generate jobs, reduce poverty and informality.

Likewise, Harrisson indicated she is open to the possibility of export projects —promoted from Peruvian regions— applying to the funds managed by the British Embassy.

Furthermore, the diplomat mentioned that the United Kingdom —just like Adex— seeks to improve job generation, business formalization, support for small enterprises, sustainable water management, and agricultural productivity.

On the other hand, Adex Chairman Alfonso Velasquez underlined the common objectives with the United Kingdom —in terms of boosting exports with a social purpose and inclusive vision, so family farming and small producers can take advantage of modern agriculture.

Brexit to not affect exports

Moreover, Harrisson and Velasquez addressed the future of Peruvian exports to the UK after the Brexit implementation

Within this framework, the diplomat announced the Foreign Affairs Ministries of both nations have agreed to sign a letter of understanding, so Peruvian products can continue to enter the United Kingdom's market under the same free-access conditions they currently do

It should be noted Adex's Data Trade Business Intelligence System reported value-added exports to the UK totaled US$61.4 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 12.9% increase compared to the same period last year.

The main products were mangoes, blueberries, fresh asparagus, silver, ethyl alcohol, and canned tuna fish, among others.

In addition, the Adex Chairman informed there are Peruvian products with great potential, such as cereal grain, ginger, turmeric, and zinc derivatives. 

(END) CNA/DTK/MVB

Published: 5/13/2019
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