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Peruvian scallops, silverside to re-enter Chinese market

12:18 | Lima, Dec. 7.

Peruvian scallops and silverside will regain access to Chinese market following the signing of a trade agreement between the South American nation's Production Ministry (Produce) and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC).

This document constitutes a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for import and export of harmless aquatic products, signed by Produce head Rocio Barrios and the head of the Department of Political Affairs of the General Administration of Customs of China Hu Wei.

"As part of the incorporation of fishery resources in the list of exportable products to China, we underpinned actions to reactivate the international trade of traditional resources of Peru, such as Peruvian scallops and silverside," the minister stated after the signing.

The reinstatement of both resources in the official export list became effective after a delegation —headed by Deputy Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Maria del Carmen Abregu— traveled to China for the respective talks, as well as taking into account the good relations between the two countries.

Barrios emphasized that this is a market opportunity for Peru to reactivate its exports and open an important niche.

Moreover, the cabinet member revealed the biophysical condition of Peruvian fishery resources, which showed no recovery in exports for six years, given that many negotiations had failed to materialize until now.

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Published: 12/7/2019
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