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PH wants to strengthen agri trade relations with Chile

The Philippines government is now seeking to strengthen the country’s agricultural trade relations with Chile.

A statement showed that Chilean Ambassador to the Philippines José Miguel Capdevila Villarroel and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recently discussed the viability of exporting agricultural products from Chile to the Philippines and strengthening the trade relations between the two countries.

In line with this, Villarroel proposed to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Philippines and Chile as well as a legal framework that will serve as a guide in conducting foreign trading activities.

“We are interested to occupy a space in the Philippine agriculture shelves,” Villarroel said.

Piñol, for his part, assured the Ambassador that he will look closely into his proposal and ordered an inspection team composed of experts from DA to verify the safety and quality of the production areas in Chile that will export agri commodities in the Philippines.

The team is set to visit Chile in the first quarter of 2019. Similar inspections in nearby countries such as Uruguay and Paraguay is also being considered to maximize the efficiency of the said trip.


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