With food export on the rise logistic services between Chile and the Middle East needs to be addressed too.
Over the past year, trade between the two countries has been going strong and is expected to increase further in 2018, according to Alejandro Buvinic, director, ProChile.
“We have increased about 50% over all in terms of food export to the UAE, the most important product being nuts which increased by 270%, almonds almost a 100% and we can see an increase in red wine exports too especially for hotels,” Buvinic said.
“We are seeing growth in all different departments and what we need now is more logistic services to link cargo between Chile and Dubai,” he added.
Highlighting food safety at Gulfood 2018, ProChile is looking to diversify their product exports to the UAE with the introduction of healthy foods.
“We are bringing in some juices and healthy food in addition to what we are traditionally known for. We are trying to highlight food safety at the event too, we tell our customers where the product is coming from and explain the natural taste because food from Chile is very safe,” Buvinic added.
“Gulfood brings in so many different opportunities, not only for Dubai but for us to reach markets across the whole region which will benefit the positive outlook for 2018,” the director said.