Peruvian quinoa exports to China allowed as of today

13:32 | Lima, Jul. 2.

After participating in a series of meetings with regional authorities, within the framework of the 11th GORE-Executive meeting, Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Fabiola Muñoz announced that Peruvian quinoa can now be exported to China —the world's largest market.

"I must say that, from now on, quinoa can be exported to the world's largest market: China," the minister underscored while disclosing the agreements signed in her recent trip to the Asian nation.

Her remarks were directed to governors of Arequipa, Puno, Tacna, Ica, Moquegua, and Cusco regions, members of Peru's Southern Regional Association.

Muñoz and the governors agreed to hold a meeting in Lima next week to discuss the projects required to provide water to said regions of the country.

This measure would benefit some 20,000 quinoa producers in Cusco, Puno, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, and Arequipa regions.

Peru's Agriculture Minister Fabiola Muñoz participated in the signing ceremony along with Ni Yuefeng, head of China's General Administration of Customs.

She said her office will work along with regional authorities to obtain the certifications required to ship Peruvian quinoa to China, whose market will benefit small-scale farmers, mainly from high Andean regions.


Published: 7/2/2019
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