country. The announcement follows confirmation that Chile has recently overtaken South East Asia as the single largest provider of fresh fruits to China.
surpassed for the first time in China’s history traditional South East Asian providers
including Thailand. Commenting on the achievement, Ronald Bown, Chairman of the Board of ASOEX, said: “Chile is now the largest supplier of fresh fruits to China having overtaken Thailand last season. This is a very significant accomplishment because
historically the vast majority of the fruit imported by China has been sourced from South East Asia.”
season. With the launch of the promotional campaign, Christian Tagle, President of the Chilean Cherry Committee, said Chilean producers were targeting a growth in cherry
exports to 120,000 tonnes by 2020, driven by greater demand in the country.
undertaken by the Chile cherry in China. “This is a joint effort between the public and private sector,” he added.
Alejandro Buvinic, ASOEX Chairman of the Board Ronald Bown Fernández, and Christian Tagle, President of the Chilean Cherry Committee.
representing Chile’s fresh fruit growers and exporters. ASOEX’s membership base consists of exporters who have their own fruit, as well as traders of fruit from third parties. Together, they represent 96% of all fresh fruit exported from Chile. To learn more about ASOEX, please visit www.asoex.cl or www.fruitsfromchile.com