Peruvian SMEs achieve sales in Panama for more than US $ 21 million

Source: Agraria – Agencia Agraria de Noticias.pe

The sales achieved by our companies, about 70% SMEs, have managed to position the exportable supply of fresh and processed foods, Andean grains, confections, among others, said the head of Mincetur, Magali Silva.

The Peruvian delegation, made up of 102 businessmen, achieved sales of more than US $ 21 million in the XXXIII edition of Expocomer 2015, the main multisectoral fair in Panama that brings together more than 14 international visitors from 35 countries, reported the Minister of Commerce Exterior and Tourism and President of the Board of Directors of Promperú, Magali Silva Velarde – Álvarez.

“We have verified that our strategy to take advantage of the Panamanian market has been giving positive results, since the sales achieved by our companies, about 70% SMEs, have managed to position the exportable supply of fresh and processed foods, Andean grains, confections, canned fish , materials, equipment and parts for the construction industry, as well as technological services, and tourism ”, he indicated. The head of the Mincetur said that it is important to point out that companies in the coffee and clothing sector will also be able to position their exportable offer as the aforementioned cases, while stating that “thanks to the FTA with Panama we are taking advantage of the characteristics of this market to use its strengths as a commercial platform, and therefore, the internationalization of Peruvian companies must be a reality.

Silva highlighted that the development and export promotion work carried out in Panama has deserved the recognition of the president of that country, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, who, in the framework of Expocomer 2015, inaugurated the Peru Pavilion, highlighting in his speech the commercial relationship with our country and inviting us to introduce more Peruvian products and services.

In the same way, the first Peruvian logistics distribution center of the Yobel SCM company was inaugurated, which with an investment of more than US $ 1 million, will distribute Peruvian export products and will serve the global electronic equipment brand Hewlett Packard. Data: The Peruvian participation was made up of more than 180 participants, between entrepreneurs and international business students from prestigious Peruvian educational centers, three times more than the participation in 2014. The Peru Pavilion, added 40 stands, 33% more than in the 2014 edition. The sectors most in demand were food, clothing, canned fish, technological services and construction. In 2014, Peru exported non-traditional products to Panama worth US $ 132 million, which represented an increase of 12.1% compared to 2013.

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