Chile seeks more European investment and technology for the food industry

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Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile, Alvaro Cruzat, filed June 23 in Brussels promoting partnerships between SMEs in the European Union (EU) and his country to stimulate investment and technology development of European Chilean agro-food sector. “We want Chile to be an investment platform for Europe,” he said in a telephone interview Cruzat relaizada by Efe.

Chilean Undersecretary met with several MEPs, including the Italian Paolo de Castro, chairman of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, to whom he explained Chile’s interest in encouraging investment and innovation in the European agricultural industry.

Cruzat explained that the goal is to work with the EU position in the Euro-Latin American summit to be held in Santiago de Chile in June 2012 to “expand business initiatives, partnership opportunities and structuring investments” in the food chain of Chile. “In the EU they have the technology that could be developed in Chile, a country with economic stability,” he said.

To this end, the EU and Chile have the legal certainty of a framework offered by the partnership agreement signed in 2002 and entered into force in 2005.  This agreement guarantees the political dialogue, cooperation, and free trade between the parties.

Moreover, Cruzat met with the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission (EC) to assess the development of that free trade and  the access of Chilean agricultural products to the EU market, with which he was satisfied. Specifically, the Chilean representative mentioned that his country will work with the European Union in the coming months for its exports to realize more fees and to provide access to more high-quality beef in the European market.

He also stressed the interest of Chile to increase exports of organic products from small communities, because their country has made a “huge effort” to standardize regulations in this sector with those of the European Union in its market position

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