ASOEX and Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Chile analyze the exchange of fruits

Analyzing the opportunities to increase the commercial exchange of fruits within the framework of cooperation in the food security sector was the objective of the meeting held between the President of ASOEX, Iván Marambio, and Hamad Alnueimi, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Chile.

"As ASOEX we are promoting meetings with representatives of various markets around the world, especially those where we see opportunities to grow, both in terms of relationships and in volumes and fruit species," said Iván Marambio.

The representative highlighted that, during the 2021-2022 season, the United Arab Emirates was the second destination for Chilean fruit in the Middle East, receiving 713.070 boxes of fresh Chilean fruit.

Of this amount, 33% of the shipments corresponded to table grapes, 28% to kiwis, 18% to kiwis, 20% to apples, 15% to pears, 3% to plums and 2% to cherries, among others.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), and mainly Dubai due to its logistical development, is the gateway to the Islamic markets of the Arab League, India, Iran and Pakistan. The UAE and the MENASA region (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) represent a market with high potential for Chilean exports.

According to information from ProChile, Chile currently ranks fourth in South America as an exporter of Arab League products and services, with shipments of USD $482 million. Chilean food exports to the region reach USD $254 million.

The US is one of the most dynamic markets in the world in terms of foreign trade, with trade representing 161% of GDP, according to the latest data available from the World Bank. It is one of the 20 largest commodity exporters and importers in the world, and is the largest trading nation in the Middle East. Petroleum products are by far the largest export item (the country is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter), followed by radiotelephone transmission tools, gold, jewelry and diamonds. Oil and gold are among the main import items, along with radiotelephone transmission tools, jewelry, transportation equipment (especially vehicles), diamonds, machinery, and food.

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