Historic Achievement: China signs trade deal granting Chilean fresh coho access to its market

Editorial Staff

The agreement is the culmination of more than two decades of effort says AquaChile boss, Sady Delgado.

A historic agreement was reached during Chilean President Gabriel Boric’s state visit to China on Tuesday, granting Chilean coho exporters access to the East Asian powerhouse’s vast market.

The agreement, which marks a significant milestone in the trade relations between the two countries. allows for the entry of chilled Chilean coho into China.

Writing on LinkedIn, Sady Delgado, general manager of AquaChile – the world’s largest producer of coho – expressed satisfaction at the agreement.

“The public-private alliance to support Chile’s food exports to the world is bearing fruit today,” wrote Delgado.

This breakthrough has been a long-held aspiration, with the agreement the culmination of more than two decades of effort, according to the AquaChile boss.

Between January and September 2023, Chile exported 34,469 metric tons of coho to China at a value in excess of $250 million.

These figures represent a remarkable upswing compared to the same period in 2022, with a 71 percent increase in volume and a 67 percent surge in value. Last year, during the equivalent timeframe, 20,164 tons were exported, generating $150 million in revenue.


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