Fruit traders are more than waiting for Boric to discuss a specific issue with Joe Biden, president of the United States: unblocking the Systems Approach for Chilean export table grapes.
Within the framework of his visit to the United States, to participate in the APEP Leaders Summit, the president Gabriel Boric participated in the Responsible Investment Forum organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The event aims to promote strategic trade and investment opportunities provided by greater regional integration, with a focus on four key sectors: sustainable infrastructure, semiconductors, clean energy and medical supplies.
In this context, Boric assured that In Chile “we are for multilateralism, we are for fair trade, “We want to continue and for this to translate into concrete improvements for the quality of life of our people.”
According to the information released by the Presidency, the head of state also emphasized that “in polarization scenarios, we choose open trade; “We have the most extensive network of free trade agreements in the world.”
The IDB was established in 1959 and is one of the main sources of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
It also conducts cutting-edge research projects and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private clients across the region.
Similarly, during the meeting of President Boric with his American counterpart, Joe Biden -in the Oval Office of the White House- He proposed unblocking the Systems Approach for Chilean table grapes to export to the United States.
The fruit world and its unions are more than waiting for this issue to be discussed at the meeting, because the approval of the protocols has been stopped since the end of September.
Jorge Valenzuela, president of Fedefruta, said that from the union “we appreciate very much that President Boric announced this issue of the Systems Approach, which is technically ready.”
Valenzuela explained that with this regulation, Chilean producers from Atacama, Coquimbo or Aconcagua They will be able to export table grapes to the United States with agronomic management without fumigation, which allows greater competition and positioning in this important market.
“We would like to emphasize that the Systems Approach publication is technically verified and consulted, and thus, all that’s missing is a signature, and that’s what we’re asking to start a successful season for something like table grapes, which will regain its competitiveness,” he said.