Salmon leader chosen by industrial sector guild to lead Chile-Russia relations

SalmonChile president Arturo Clement gets position.

In a statement, the Fabril Development Society (Sofofa), a 137-year-old trade union association of Chilean companies, has appointed former Multiexport CEO and current SalmonChile chief Arturo Clement as president of its Chile-Russia Business Council.

The position was given to Clement “to contribute to the increase of business between countries and which play a key role complementing the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the search for the construction of sustainable and long-term relations.”

It is not yet known if the aquaculture pioneer will play a part in helping to lift Russian restrictions on Chilean salmon.

Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, has been known to put “enhanced control” status and/or temporary restrictions on Chilean salmon processors.

Formed in 1883 to transform Chile “into an eminently industrial country”, Sofofa represents 2,500 companies and is actively involved with the Latin American country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as its trade agreements.


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