Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recently visited China with the intent to open more access for Peruvian products in the Chinese market, particularly for Peruvian blueberries.
The Agriculture Ministry of Peru asserts that this is an important step for Peru´s economy, seeing as China provides access to 1.4 billion consumers.
The agreement will be finalized at the APEC Forum in Lima in the month of November. Before this takes place, Chinese officials will be coming to Peru to investigate the agricultural situation.
These officials come from China´s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. They will be focusing on plague risk in the areas where blueberries are exported to ensure the safety of their consumers.
Once the agreement is signed finalized, Peru will export blueberries to China. In addition, there is a possibility that pomegranates and quinoa will also be added to the export list.
Currently, Peru exports avocadoes, grapes, mangoes, and asparagus to the Chinese market. With the addition of blueberries, Peru´s Agriculture and Irrigation Minister believes Peru´s exports will top $10 billion in the next five years.